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

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
10/02/2020

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

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Independent Care Review

Date
05/02/2020

Category
Policy & Legislation

Code of practice for the review of Initial and Significant Case Reviews of children and young people in Scotland image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Code of practice for the review of Initial and Significant Case Reviews of children and young people in Scotland

Date
01/02/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

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...

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Guidance on Managing Self-Directed Support for Adults with Incapacity

Date
01/02/2020

Guidance on managing self-directed support for adults with incapacity

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Specialised Housing and similar premises

Date
30/01/2020

Category
Guidance

Practical fire safety guidance for those who are responsible for specialised housing and for those who provide care and support in such premises

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Directions from Integration Authorities to Health Boards and Local Authorities

Date
27/01/2020

Guidance setting out how to improve practice in the issuing and implementation of directions issued under the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014

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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A report on the deaths of looked after children in Scotland 2012-2018

Date
14/01/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication

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

Social Work and Human Rights: A Practice Guide image

Authors
BASW

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Social Work and Human Rights: A Practice Guide

Date
10/12/2019

Category
Guidance

Guide on social work and human rights designed to reflect on the importance of human rights and how the social work profession can be at the forefront of defending existing rights and building new rights and protections for the most vulnerable.

Children as Human Rights Defenders Toolkit image

Authors
Children’s Parliament and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

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Children as Human Rights Defenders Toolkit

Date
05/12/2019

Category
Guidance

Toolkit for adults who work with children and young people, which highlights the ways in which children and young people already act as human rights defenders, and how adults can best empower and protect them

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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

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Authors
A Way Home Scotland

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Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway

Date
13/11/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance and recommendations to make support for care leavers at risk of becoming homeless more consistent across Scotland and easier for care providers

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

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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...

Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide

Date
16/09/2019

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation

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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Updated quality framework for children and young people in need of care and protection

Date
13/09/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

An updated quality framework for community planning partnerships to support self-evaluation of services for children and young people in need of care and protection.

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Authors
Audit Scotland

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Principles for Community Empowerment

Date
25/07/2019

Category
Guidance

A document which aims to raise awareness of community empowerment and promote such a shared understanding across scrutiny bodies to support high-quality scrutiny of community empowerment.

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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