What to expect
Developed and updated by our policy team, this section of the site will help you maintain awareness of national policy developments affecting social care and social work services, as well as relevant legislation and the Health and Social Care Standards.
Browse resources including Care Inspectorate publications, guidance, and national strategies and frameworks, related to the social care and social work sector in Scotland.
All early learning and childcare settings regulated by the Care Inspectorate, including school-aged childcare and childminders.
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Settings caring for young children who use nappies must have appropriate facilities. These facilities must provide children with a safe, clean environment and appropriate equipment while promoting privacy, dignity and for older children, independence.
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication
The Cross-border Placements (Effect of Deprivation of Liberty Orders) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 (‘the Regulations’) – and this accompanying guidance – relate to the practice of local authorities elsewhere in the UK placing children into Scottish residential care under a Depriva...
AuthorsCare Inspectorate / Healthcare Improvement Scotland
National Hub for reviewing and learning from the deaths of children and young people.
A guide for professionals.