Care Homes for Children and Young People

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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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
22/06/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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

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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A quality framework for care homes for children and young people and school care accommodation

Date
24/06/2019

Category
Care 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.

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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

Polypharmacy: Getting our medicines right image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Polypharmacy: Getting our medicines right

Date
01/05/2019

Category
Guidance

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.

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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

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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guidance on Peripatetic Management Arrangements

Date
21/12/2018

Category
Guidance, 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

Professional guidance on the safe and secure handling of medicines image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of Nursing

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Professional guidance on the safe and secure handling of medicines

Date
11/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Improving Pharmaceutical Care in Care Homes image

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Improving Pharmaceutical Care in Care Homes

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

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

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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