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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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

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)

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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

Matching Looked After Children and Young People: Admissions Guidance for Residential Services image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Matching Looked After Children and Young People: Admissions Guidance for Residential Services

Date
30/11/2018

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

Guidance setting out the Care Inspectorate’s expectations for residential services to plan for and assess the needs of children and young people before a placement begins, to consider how the needs of individual children and young people will be met

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

Food for Thought-Peer Support Guidance image

Authors
University of Stirling (with partners)

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Food for Thought-Peer Support Guidance

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

Good practice note on council tax exemptions for care leavers image

Authors
CELCIS

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Good practice note on council tax exemptions for care leavers

Date
23/10/2018

Category
Guidance

Information for local authorities who are implementing council tax exemptions for care leavers

Balancing rights and risk: How can we get it right for children involved in violent behaviour? image

Authors
Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice

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Balancing rights and risk: How can we get it right for children involved in violent behaviour?

Date
01/10/2018

Category
Research

A report examining the experiences, needs and nature of violent behaviour by children, arguing that these need to be understood if appropriate interventions are to be provided and future harm prevented

Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect: A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families image

Authors
Social Care Institute for Excellence and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect: A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families

Date
14/07/2018

Category
Guidance

A guide to therapeutic inteventions for children and young people aged 0 to 17 years old experiencing physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. Aimed at practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families, guidance is provided on attachment-based inter...

Fun Foods First: An easy guide to introducing solid foods image

Authors
NHS Health Scotland

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Fun Foods First: An easy guide to introducing solid foods

Date
26/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance on weaning, including foods and drinks to avoid and a series of recipes

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Authors
Getting to Know Getting It Right For Every Child Team and National Third Sector Getting It Right For Every Child Project

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The Wellbeing Bingo Game

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Resource designed to encourage young people to think about their own wellbeing, to share any concerns they have and to explore ways to improve their wellbeing with appropriate support

Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery image

Authors
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance covering services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges

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Authors
Whole System Approach Implementation Group and Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice

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Early and Effective Intervention and the Named Person Service

Date
31/01/2018

Category
Guidance

A practice note highlighting the key messages supporting early and effective intervention, developed in response to concerns regarding the impact of the Supreme Court judgement in relation to the Named Person policy

Child Protection and Permanence System Map image

Authors
CELCIS

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Child Protection and Permanence System Map

Date
07/12/2017

Category
Guidance

A map to help professional groups better navigate a child's journey through the care system

Reduce the Risks of Cot Death: Early Years Safe Sleeping Guide image

Authors
Scottish Cot Death Trust

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Reduce the Risks of Cot Death: Early Years Safe Sleeping Guide

Date
01/12/2017

Category
Guidance

A guide for childminders, foster carers or a nursery setting with information about cot death and safe sleeping messages. The information in the guide applies to infants under the age of 12 months

Constipation in children and young people: diagnosis and management image

Authors
National Institute of Health and Care Excellence

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Constipation in children and young people: diagnosis and management

Date
01/08/2017

Category
Guidance

Guidance covering diagnosis and management of constipation in children and young people up to 18. It provides strategies to support the early identification and timely, effective treatment of constipation which will help improve outcomes for patients