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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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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Authors
Education Scotland

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Realising the Ambition

Date
26/02/2020

Category
Guidance

Early years practice guidance designed to refresh and build upon the original principles and philosophy of Pre-Birth to 3 and Building the Ambition

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Independent Care Review

Date
05/02/2020

Category
Policy & Legislation

Integration in Action: Six Themes of Integration image

Authors
ALLIANCE

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Integration in Action: Six Themes of Integration

Date
03/12/2019

Category
Research

A collection of case studies to demonstrate examples of good practice within health and social care

Code of Guidance on Homelessness: Guidance on legislation, policies and practices to prevent and resolve homelessness (interim update) image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Code of Guidance on Homelessness: Guidance on legislation, policies and practices to prevent and resolve homelessness (interim update)

Date
07/11/2019

Category
Guidance

Updated code of guidance to help guide local authorities in their duties to assist people who are threatened with or who are experiencing homelessness

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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

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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

Human Trafficking and Exploitation: Guidance for Scottish Local Authorities image

Authors
Cosla

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Human Trafficking and Exploitation: Guidance for Scottish Local Authorities

Date
18/10/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance is intended to support local authorities to develop good practice to identify, refer and support victims of human trafficking and exploitation, and disrupt and deter criminal activities. Topics covered include spotting the signs of trafficking and exploitation, strategic...

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Children & Young People’s Mental Health Task Force Recommendations

Date
04/07/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Recommendations to Scottish Government and COSLA from the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Task Force, chaired by Dr Dame Denise Coia

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Our Vision to Improve Early Intervention in Psychosis in Scotland

Date
30/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

An action plan aimed at achieving the vision that people presenting for the first time with psychosis will have timely access to effective care and treatment, with early intervention and a focus on recovery

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Authors
Scottish Commission for Learning Disability

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Developing a Learning Disability Strategy

Date
18/06/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance, suggestions and questions for developing a local learning disability strategy. This is a resource to support Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs), local authorities and health boards when planning their local strategies.

Included, Engaged and Involved Part 1: A Positive Approach to the Promotion and Management of Attendance in Scottish Schools image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Included, Engaged and Involved Part 1: A Positive Approach to the Promotion and Management of Attendance in Scottish Schools

Date
14/06/2019

Category
Guidance

Refreshed guidance for education authorities on the promotion and management of school attendance

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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Learning from Significant Case Reviews March 2015 to April 2018

Date
11/06/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A report on the findings following analysis of significant case reviews carried out between March 2015 and April 2018

Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers - transition options guidance on contracting image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers - transition options guidance on contracting

Date
29/04/2019

Category
Guidance

A document outlining options for local authorities to consider when developing their processes to contract with private and third sector early learning and childcare providers

Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers- guidance for setting sustainable rates from August 2020 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers- guidance for setting sustainable rates from August 2020

Date
29/04/2019

Category
Guidance

A document providing guidance to enable local authorities to set a sustainable rate that is paid to funded providers in the private and third sectors

Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers- guidance on criteria 7 - business sustainability image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers- guidance on criteria 7 - business sustainability

Date
29/04/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance to support implementation of the business sustainability criteria of the national standard for early learning and childcare

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Secure Care Strategic Board: report to Scottish Ministers

Date
24/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

The final report of the Secure Care Strategic Board, established in 2017 to create a vision, develop national standards and consider the future commissioning for secure care in Scotland

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Self-directed Support Implementation Study 2018: report 1

Date
11/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A report providing a Change Map intended to capture the required changes for the effective delivery of social care within the context of Self-directed Support

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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

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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...