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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Care Inspectorate

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Guide for Providers on Personal Planning - Children and Young People

Date
08/11/2021

Category
Self-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

Authors
Scottish Government

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National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021

Date
02/09/2021

Category
Guidance

This non-statutory Guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children in Scotland and replaces the 2014 version.

Authors
Scottish Government

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Procurement of care and support services: best practice guidance

Date
25/06/2021

Best practice guidance for public bodies on procurement of care and support services - originally published in March 2016, it has been updated to reflect changes that have occurred as a result of the UK's exit from the EU and the end of the Transition Period

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Text to Complain Service for Children and Young People

Date
14/06/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication

An awareness leaflet and poster which gives details of the text to complain service number for children and young people

Authors
Scottish Government

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Trauma-Informed Practice: A Toolkit for Scotland

Date
15/03/2021

Category
Guidance

This trauma-informed practice toolkit has been developed as part of the National Trauma Training Programme, to support all sectors of the workforce, in planning and developing trauma informed services.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guidance for providers on the assessment of staffing

Date
11/03/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

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...

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A quality framework for housing support and offender accommodation services

Date
23/02/2021

A quality framework for use in self-evaluation, scrutiny and improvement support in relation to housing support and offender accommodation services

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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

Date
27/01/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

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.

Authors
Care Inspectorate, Celcis, Clan Childlaw

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Continuing Care and the Welfare Assessment: Practice Note

Date
17/11/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A practice note on welfare assessments for young people experiencing continuing care

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A quality framework for secure accommodation services

Date
10/11/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A quality framework for secure accommodation services for use in self-evaluation, scrutiny, and improvement support

Authors
Scottish Government

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Secure Care Pathway and Standards

Date
05/10/2020

Category
Policy & Legislation

The pathway and standards set out what all children in or on the edges of secure care in Scotland should expect across the continuum of intensive supports and services. They provide a framework for ensuring the rights of children and young people are respected and improve experie...

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Records that all registered care services (except childminding) must keep and guidance on notification reporting

Date
30/04/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

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...

Authors
Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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Safe Use of Bed Rails

Date
11/03/2020

Category
Guidance

Guidance promoting the safe use of bed rails

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Independent Care Review

Date
05/02/2020

Category
Policy & Legislation

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Code of practice for the review of Initial and Significant Case Reviews of children and young people in Scotland

Date
01/02/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A Code of Practice for the review of Significant Case Reviews (SCRs) of children and young people in Scotland, outlining the role of the Care Inspectorate as a central collation point for SCRs and in reviewing and disseminating learning nationally. The Code also sets out the arra...

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

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

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

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

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

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