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Find out how the resources on The Hub can support you on your improvement journey. Developed and updated with our improvement team, this section of the site will help you start your improvement journey, with key points, tools and tips for improvement activity which can be applied wherever you are and in no matter what care service. In this section you will also find an overview of all our improvement resources on the Hub as well as information on our recent improvement work.
Developed and updated by our policy team, this section of the site will help you maintain awareness of national policy developments affecting social care and social work services, as well as relevant legislation and the Health and Social Care Standards.
Browse resources including Care Inspectorate publications, guidance, and national strategies and frameworks, related to the social care and social work sector in Scotland.
Residential services that ensure the needs of children and young people are met when they cannot live with their own family.
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CategoryGuidance, Care Inspectorate Publication
A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Our quality framework and methodology for inspecting care homes for children and young people and school care accommodation based on the new Health and Social Care Standards.
National guidance to help professionals give advice and support to young people on healthy relationships and consent
AuthorsRoyal Pharmaceutical Society
A guide on How to use The Hub.
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)
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
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks
The findings of a review of care services for children covering the period 2014 to 2017.
A guide to help people understand their rights in relation to the role of the named person, as set out in mental health law
CategoryGuidance, Care Inspectorate Programmes & Publications
A guidance setting out the parameters of peripatetic management arrangements. Peripatetic management describes the situation where an individual is the named manager of more than one registered care service, either employed by the same or different providers
AuthorsRoyal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing
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
AuthorsUniversity of Stirling (with partners)
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
Information for local authorities who are implementing council tax exemptions for care leavers
AuthorsCentre for Youth & Criminal Justice
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
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
A leaflet explaining to people what type of behaviour and values they can expect from their care worker and what to do if they have a concern
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
A pathway intended as a reference guide for health boards and all services who in partnership across health, education, social care and third sector deliver the provision of communication equipment and support in using that equipment