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Find out how the resources on The Hub can support you on your improvement journey. Developed and updated with our improvement team, this section of the site will help you start your improvement journey, with key points, tools and tips for improvement activity which can be applied wherever you are and in no matter what care service. In this section you will also find an overview of all our improvement resources on the Hub as well as information on our recent improvement work.
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.
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AuthorsSocial Work Scotland
The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 12-13 June 2019
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 guide on How to use The Hub.
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)
CategoryCare 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
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks
The findings of a review of care services for children covering the period 2014 to 2017.
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
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...
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
A leaflet explaining to people what type of behaviour and values they can expect from their care worker and what to do if they have a concern
A report on a focused scrutiny programme which looked at how well care services are preventing and responding effectively to child sexual exploitation.
A resource pack aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8-12 years old. The pack includes tips and hints on getting children out to play every day, up-to-date information on play and useful references
AuthorsGetting to Know Getting It Right For Every Child Team and National Third Sector Getting It Right For Every Child Project
Resource designed to encourage young people to think about their own wellbeing, to share any concerns they have and to explore ways to improve their wellbeing with appropriate support
AuthorsNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Guidance covering services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges
Guidance giving an overview and examples of what care related policies should contain and best practice protocols which should be in place. It can be applied in any care setting and will help the service provider to develop appropriate policies and procedures
AuthorsWhole System Approach Implementation Group and Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice
A practice note highlighting the key messages supporting early and effective intervention, developed in response to concerns regarding the impact of the Supreme Court judgement in relation to the Named Person policy
Guidance providing advice for staff to ensure their social media activity meets the Scottish Social Service’s Council (SSSC) Code of Practice. The updated guidance includes common questions and examples of fitness to practise cases involving social media which the SSSC has invest...
AuthorsNational Institute of Health and Care Excellence
Guidance covering diagnosis and management of constipation in children and young people up to 18. It provides strategies to support the early identification and timely, effective treatment of constipation which will help improve outcomes for patients
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
Improvement framework and plan for education, underpinning the Scottish Government’s education reform and improvement agenda for the year ahead and setting out the vision, priorities and drivers of improvement
Refreshed guidance on preventing and managing school exclusions, placing a stronger focus on prevention, early intervention and response to individual need, in line with GIRFEC
CategoryGuidance, National strategies and frameworks
Standards setting out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland, seeking to provide better outcomes for everyone; to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity; and that the basic human rights we are all entitled to...
An Easy Read version of the Health and Social Care Standards that came into effect in April 2018 replacing the National Care Standards. The standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland