Adoption, Fostering and Kinship Care

Adoption, fostering and kinship care, including adoption or fostering agencies and providers regulated by the Care Inspectorate.

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Safe Use of Bed Rails image

Authors
Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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Safe Use of Bed Rails

Date
11/03/2020

Category
Guidance

Guidance promoting the safe use of bed rails

Realising the Ambition image

Authors
Education Scotland

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Realising the Ambition

Date
26/02/2020

Category
Guidance

Early years practice guidance designed to refresh and build upon the original principles and philosophy of Pre-Birth to 3 and Building the Ambition

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Independent Care Review

Date
05/02/2020

Category
Policy & Legislation

Good practice guidance: prevention and management of choking episodes in babies and children image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Good practice guidance: prevention and management of choking episodes in babies and children

Date
12/12/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance to raise awareness of preventing and managing choking episodes for those caring for young children

The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in Child and Youth Friendly Language image

Authors
SOS Children's Villages International

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The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in Child and Youth Friendly Language

Date
28/11/2019

Category
Guidance

A child-friendly version of United Nations Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children which uses accessible language and visuals to inform children and young people about their right to live in a supportive family environment

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) image

Authors
Healthcare Improvement Scotland and SIGN

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Date
18/11/2019

Category
Guidance

A booklet for parents, carers and families of children and young people affected by alcohol in pregnancy, which explains Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the recommendations made in a new clinical guideline on the subject.

Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway image

Authors
A Way Home Scotland

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Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway

Date
13/11/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance and recommendations to make support for care leavers at risk of becoming homeless more consistent across Scotland and easier for care providers

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Authors
NHS Education for Scotland & Scottish Social Services Council

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Equal Partners in Care

Date
22/10/2019

Category
Guidance

A learning resource for health and social care staff which will help support better conversations and interactions with carers

Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022

Date
21/10/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A strategy providing an insight into what the Care Inspectorate's improvement support offer will be over the next three years and how we will identify where improvements are required

Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide

Date
16/09/2019

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation

Animal Assisted Interventions: SCAS Code of Practice for the UK image

Authors
Society for Companion Animal Studies

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Animal Assisted Interventions: SCAS Code of Practice for the UK

Date
01/08/2019

Category
Guidance

A voluntary code intended to offer guidance on good practice for designing and delivering Animal Assisted Interventions effectively and safely, ensuring that the welfare needs of both humans and animals are met

Key Messages for Young People on Healthy Relationships and Consent image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Key Messages for Young People on Healthy Relationships and Consent

Date
17/05/2019

Category
Guidance

National guidance to help professionals give advice and support to young people on healthy relationships and consent

Raising concerns in the workplace. Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Scottish Social Services Council

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Raising concerns in the workplace. Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students

Date
14/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance to advise employers, social service workers and social work students on their duty and responsibilities in raising and acting on concerns

How to Use 'The Hub' image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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How to Use 'The Hub'

Date
12/03/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide on How to use The Hub.

Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide

Date
11/03/2019

Category
Guidance

Guide to children's rights legislation, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)

Bringing Generations Together image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Bringing Generations Together

Date
12/02/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Good practice examples to give care services ideas on how to bring generations together in a variety of care settings in a way that improves the quality of their lives

A review of care services for children and young people 2014 - 2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A review of care services for children and young people 2014 - 2017

Date
05/02/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

The findings of a review of care services for children covering the period 2014 to 2017.

Mental health law in Scotland - guide to named persons image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Mental health law in Scotland - guide to named persons

Date
15/01/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide to help people understand their rights in relation to the role of the named person, as set out in mental health law

Food for Thought - Facilitators’ Pack image

Authors
University of Stirling (with partners)

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Food for Thought - Facilitators’ Pack

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

A resource developed as part of the Food for Thought project to help residential staff, foster carers and managers look at ways in which food and the practices around it are being used in the care of children and young people

Food for Thought - Reflective Tool image

Authors
University of Stirling (with partners)

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Food for Thought - Reflective Tool

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

A resource developed as part of the Food for Thought project to help residential staff, foster carers and managers look at ways in which food and the practices around it are being used in the care of children and young people

Food for Thought- JOTIT Notebook image

Authors
University of Stirling (with partners)

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Food for Thought- JOTIT Notebook

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

A resource developed as part of the Food for Thought project to help residential staff, foster carers and managers look at ways in which food and the practices around it are being used in the care of children and young people