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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Authors
Scottish Government

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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016: National Implementation plan 2021-2023

Date
23/09/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A national plan for implementing the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 between 2021 and 2023

Authors
Scottish Government

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National neurodevelopmental specification for children and young people: principles and standards of care

Date
08/09/2021

Category
Guidance

Seven standards for services to support children and young people who have neurodevelopmental profiles with support needs and require more support than currently available

Authors
Scottish Government

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Procurement of care and support services: best practice guidance

Date
25/06/2021

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

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school aged childcare

Date
15/06/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school aged childcare, designed primarily to support services to evaluate their own performance, but will also be used by our inspectors to provide independent assurance about the quality of experiences and outcomes

Authors
Scottish Government

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Planning with People

Date
11/03/2021

Category
Guidance

Community engagement and participation guidance for NHS Boards, Integration Joint Boards and Local Authorities that are planning and commissioning care services in Scotland

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Matching Looked After Children and Young People: Admissions Guidance for Residential Services

Date
27/01/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

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.

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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National guidance when a child or young person dies

Date
26/01/2021

Category
Guidance

Guidance setting out the process NHS boards and local authorities should follow when responding to, and reviewing, the death of a child or young person.

Authors
Scottish Government

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Our Commitment to Childminding in Scotland

Date
21/01/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks

An action plan setting out the Scottish Government’s vision for childminding and the actions to support it that are being taken now and into the future

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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