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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.
Using the drop down menus below, you can filter resources by resource type, relevant topics or date of publication.
CategoryCare 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.
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Our quality framework and methodology for inspecting mainstream boarding schools and school hostels based on the Health and Social Care Standards
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
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
CategoryGuidance, Care Inspectorate Publication
A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation
Guidance setting out the Care Inspectorate's approach to regulating these arrangements
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
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)
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
The findings of a review of care services for children covering the period 2014 to 2017.
A guide to help people understand their rights in relation to the role of the named person, as set out in mental health law
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
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
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