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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.
School care accommodation covers a wide range of schools with residential accommodation, from boarding schools to residential schools that meet individual care and education needs.
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CategoryCare 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
CategorySelf-directed Support Library, Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
A guide to support managers and staff in services to develop and improve how personal plans for children and young people are undertaken
This non-statutory Guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children in Scotland and replaces the 2014 version.
Poster to accompany the ELC campaign Keeping Children Safe.
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication
An awareness leaflet and poster which gives details of the text to complain service number for children and young people
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Guidance setting out the Care Inspectorate's approach to regulating these arrangements
Guidance to ensure that premises-based services have clear information on the effective assessment of safe staffing, in line with our quality frameworks, the Health and Social Care Standards, the Health and Care Staffing Scotland Act 2019, and Safety Huddle and Professional Judgm...
Statutory guidance supporting the implementation of the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020.
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.
Guidance on the records all registered care services (except childminding) must keep about people who use a service, staff records, environment and safety, complaints, medication, finance, staffing levels and deployment. It also includes guidance on notification reporting for all...
AuthorsMedicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
Guidance promoting the safe use of bed rails
AuthorsChildren’s Parliament and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland
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
AuthorsNHS Education for Scotland & Scottish Social Services Council
A learning resource for health and social care staff which will help support better conversations and interactions with carers
CategoryGuidance, Care Inspectorate Publication
A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation
AuthorsSociety for Companion Animal Studies
A voluntary code intended to offer guidance on good practice for designing and delivering Animal Assisted Interventions effectively and safely, ensuring that the welfare needs of both humans and animals are met
Our quality framework and methodology for inspecting care homes for children and young people and school care accommodation based on the new Health and Social Care Standards.
Refreshed guidance for education authorities on the promotion and management of school attendance
National guidance to help professionals give advice and support to young people on healthy relationships and consent
AuthorsCare Inspectorate and Scottish Social Services Council
Guidance to advise employers, social service workers and social work students on their duty and responsibilities in raising and acting on concerns