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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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CategoryCare 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
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Guidance for applicants or existing providers of care home services for children and young people setting out expectations on a number of key elements of care home building design and room size. The guidance is an update on the 2018 guidance to take account of the new Health and ...
CategorySelf-directed Support Library, Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
A guide to support managers and staff in services to develop and improve how personal plans for children and young people are undertaken
AuthorsVegetarian for Life
Food Fortification is a comprehensive guide showing how to use vegan, dairy-free alternatives to fortify food with calories and protein.
This non-statutory Guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children in Scotland and replaces the 2014 version.
Poster to accompany the ELC campaign Keeping Children Safe.
Guidance supporting implementation of the new duties for Scottish local authorities: that every looked after child will live with their brothers and sisters, where appropriate to do so
Best practice guidance for public bodies on procurement of care and support services - originally published in March 2016, it has been updated to reflect changes that have occurred as a result of the UK's exit from the EU and the end of the Transition Period
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication
An awareness leaflet and poster which gives details of the text to complain service number for children and young people
Veganism is more than just a diet helps you identify hidden animal products and explain more about what to consider when shopping and caring for a vegan.
This trauma-informed practice toolkit has been developed as part of the National Trauma Training Programme, to support all sectors of the workforce, in planning and developing trauma informed services.
Guidance to ensure that premises-based services have clear information on the effective assessment of safe staffing, in line with our quality frameworks, the Health and Social Care Standards, the Health and Care Staffing Scotland Act 2019, and Safety Huddle and Professional Judgm...
Updated 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.
AuthorsCare Inspectorate, Celcis, Clan Childlaw
A practice note on welfare assessments for young people experiencing continuing care
Guidance on the records all registered care services (except childminding) must keep about people who use a service, staff records, environment and safety, complaints, medication, finance, staffing levels and deployment. It also includes guidance on notification reporting for all...
AuthorsMedicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
Guidance promoting the safe use of bed rails
CategoryPolicy & Legislation
A Code of Practice for the review of Significant Case Reviews (SCRs) of children and young people in Scotland, outlining the role of the Care Inspectorate as a central collation point for SCRs and in reviewing and disseminating learning nationally. The Code also sets out the arra...
Practical fire safety guidance for those who are responsible for specialised housing and for those who provide care and support in such premises
Care Inspectorate report on the main themes emerging from notifications received by the Care Inspectorate related to the deaths of 61 care-experienced children and young people between 2012 and 2018