Secure Care Accommodation

Scotland has five dedicated secure care units that provide a safe and secure environment to young people at risk of harming themselves or others. Services offer a controlled, safe and secure environment for the care and education of young people referred from the Courts and Children's Hearing Panels. 

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

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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

Date
29/10/2019

Category
Care 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.

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Authors
NHS Education for Scotland & Scottish Social Services Council

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Equal Partners in Care

Date
22/10/2019

Category
Guidance

A learning resource for health and social care staff which will help support better conversations and interactions with carers

Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022

Date
21/10/2019

Category
Care 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

Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide

Date
16/09/2019

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation

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Authors
Society for Companion Animal Studies

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Animal Assisted Interventions: SCAS Code of Practice for the UK

Date
01/08/2019

Category
Guidance

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

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Preventing offending: Improving our approach to workforce development

Date
25/06/2019

Category
Guidance, National strategies and frameworks

A resource produced by the Developing Capacity and Improvement Implementation Group, and developed as part of the Scottish Government’s Youth Justice strategy

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Preventing offending: improving outcomes for children and young people

Date
25/06/2019

Category
Guidance, National strategies and frameworks

A resource produced by the Developing Capacity and Improvement Implementation Group, and developed as part of the Scottish Government’s Youth Justice strategy

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Key Messages for Young People on Healthy Relationships and Consent

Date
17/05/2019

Category
Guidance

National guidance to help professionals give advice and support to young people on healthy relationships and consent

Raising concerns in the workplace. Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Scottish Social Services Council

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Raising concerns in the workplace. Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students

Date
14/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance to advise employers, social service workers and social work students on their duty and responsibilities in raising and acting on concerns

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Secure Care Strategic Board: report to Scottish Ministers

Date
24/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

The final report of the Secure Care Strategic Board, established in 2017 to create a vision, develop national standards and consider the future commissioning for secure care in Scotland

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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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How to Use 'The Hub'

Date
12/03/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide on How to use The Hub.

Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide

Date
11/03/2019

Category
Guidance

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)

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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Bringing Generations Together

Date
12/02/2019

Category
Care 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

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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A review of care services for children and young people 2014 - 2017

Date
05/02/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

The findings of a review of care services for children covering the period 2014 to 2017.

Mental health law in Scotland - guide to named persons image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Mental health law in Scotland - guide to named persons

Date
15/01/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide to help people understand their rights in relation to the role of the named person, as set out in mental health law

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Authors
University of Stirling (with partners)

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Food for Thought - Facilitators’ Pack

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

A resource developed as part of the Food for Thought project to help residential staff, foster carers and managers look at ways in which food and the practices around it are being used in the care of children and young people

Food for Thought - Reflective Tool image

Authors
University of Stirling (with partners)

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Food for Thought - Reflective Tool

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

A resource developed as part of the Food for Thought project to help residential staff, foster carers and managers look at ways in which food and the practices around it are being used in the care of children and young people

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Authors
University of Stirling (with partners)

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Food for Thought- JOTIT Notebook

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

A resource developed as part of the Food for Thought project to help residential staff, foster carers and managers look at ways in which food and the practices around it are being used in the care of children and young people

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Authors
University of Stirling (with partners)

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Food for Thought-Peer Support Guidance

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Guidance

A resource developed as part of the Food for Thought project to help residential staff, foster carers and managers look at ways in which food and the practices around it are being used in the care of children and young people

The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

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

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Authors
CELCIS

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Good practice note on council tax exemptions for care leavers

Date
23/10/2018

Category
Guidance

Information for local authorities who are implementing council tax exemptions for care leavers