Community Planning and Commissioning

Community Planning Partnerships, Integrated Joint Boards, Local Authorities, and any other people or organisations involved in the strategic provision of social care and social work services across Scotland.

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Social Work Scotland Annual Conference image

Authors
Social Work Scotland

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Social Work Scotland Annual Conference

Date
12/06/2019

Category
Event

The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 12-13 June 2019

Guidance on the presumption to provide education in a mainstream setting image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Guidance on the presumption to provide education in a mainstream setting

Date
26/03/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance to education authorities on their duty to provide education in a mainstream school or early learning and childcare setting unless certain exceptions apply

A review of care services for early learning and childcare 2014 - 2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A review of care services for early learning and childcare 2014 - 2017

Date
19/03/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

The findings of a review of early learning and childcare (ELC) covering the period 2014 to 2017, set in the context of ELC expansion.

The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021

Date
13/03/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

An updated implementation framework for the learning disability strategy, covering the period 2019-2021. It builds on progress since the previous framework was published in 2015 and reflects the broader priorities of the Scottish Government, local authorities, NHS Boards and inte...

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

Protecting children and young people: Child Protection Committee and Chief Officer responsibilities image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Protecting children and young people: Child Protection Committee and Chief Officer responsibilities

Date
11/02/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance outlining Child Protection Committee and Chief Officer responsibilities for protecting children and young people

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.

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

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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

Date
07/01/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance for social service workers, social work students and employers on raising concerns in the workplace, explaining the difference between raising a concern and whistleblowing, as well as when a concern qualifies for legal protection under whistleblowing law. The section fo...

Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Frequently Asked Questions for Local Authorities and Providers image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Frequently Asked Questions for Local Authorities and Providers

Date
21/12/2018

Category
Guidance

A document addressing some of the frequently asked questions from local authorities and providers about the Funding Follows the Child approach, the National Standard criteria and delivery of the real Living Wage commitment

Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Operating Guidance image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Operating Guidance

Date
21/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance on how the Funding Follows the Child approach will operate, in particular how settings will meet the National Standard criteria and what the role of local authorities will be in implementing the approach from August 2020. It also includes clarification on some of the det...

Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Principles and Practice image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Principles and Practice

Date
21/12/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A document setting out the Funding Follows the Child approach and the National Standard which will underpin it and which all providers wishing to deliver the funded entitlement will have to meet from 2020. It also details the next steps the Scottish Government will take to suppo...

Out To Play: Practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Out To Play: Practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare

Date
21/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance and practical advice for early learning and childcare settings and practitioners on how to access outdoor spaces to create safe, nurturing and inspiring outdoor learning experiences

Food Matters: Nurturing happy, healthy children image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Food Matters: Nurturing happy, healthy children

Date
12/12/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A resource highlighting examples of good practice in supporting children to eat well and enjoy good food every day. It compliments, and should be used alongside, NHS Health Scotland’s Setting the Table, the nutritional guidance and food standards for the early learning and childc...

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

Guidance setting out the Care Inspectorate's expectations for 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

Health and social care integration: Update on progress image

Authors
Audit Scotland

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Health and social care integration: Update on progress

Date
15/11/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Progress report setting out the findings of the second of three national performance audits of health and social care integration following the introduction of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A report setting out the findings of a five year programme of joint inspections of services for children and young people covering each local authority in Scotland

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

Serious Incident Reviews: An overview of themes arising from notifications submitted between February 2015 and December 2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Serious Incident Reviews: An overview of themes arising from notifications submitted between February 2015 and December 2017

Date
20/10/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A report on Criminal Justice Social Work Serious Incident Reviews, highlighting successful good practice across Scotland found in reviews received by the Care Inspectorate between February 2015 and December 2017. The report also makes recommendations where further improvements sh...

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) National Core Pathway image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) National Core Pathway

Date
31/08/2018

Category
National 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