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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Social Work Scotland Annual Conference image

Authors
Social Work Scotland

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Social Work Scotland Annual Conference

Date
12/06/2019

Category
Event

The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 12-13 June 2019

How to Use 'The Hub' image

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)

Bringing Generations Together image

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

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

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.

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

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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

Date
07/01/2019

Category
Guidance

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...

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
30/11/2018

Guidance setting out the Care Inspectorate's expectations for 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

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
30/11/2018

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

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

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

Good practice note on council tax exemptions for care leavers image

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

Balancing rights and risk: How can we get it right for children involved in violent behaviour? image

Authors
Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice

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Balancing rights and risk: How can we get it right for children involved in violent behaviour?

Date
01/10/2018

Category
Research

A report examining the experiences, needs and nature of violent behaviour by children, arguing that these need to be understood if appropriate interventions are to be provided and future harm prevented

Secure Care in Scotland: Cross border placements image

Authors
Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice

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Secure Care in Scotland: Cross border placements

Date
25/09/2018

Category
Guidance

A paper discussing statistics suggesting an "exponential increase" in the number of placements from outside Scotland, examining the 'Munby Judgement' and implications

What can you expect from your care worker? image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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What can you expect from your care worker?

Date
04/09/2018

Category
Guidance

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

Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect: A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families image

Authors
Social Care Institute for Excellence and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect: A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families

Date
14/07/2018

Category
Guidance

A guide to therapeutic inteventions for children and young people aged 0 to 17 years old experiencing physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. Aimed at practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families, guidance is provided on attachment-based inter...

Guidance for care providers in Scotland using CCTV (closed circuit television) in their services image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guidance for care providers in Scotland using CCTV (closed circuit television) in their services

Date
13/07/2018

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

Guidance for providers of care services who may be considering using surveillance equipment such as CCTV cameras. It sets out some of the key points to consider and gives details of sources of further guidance and support

Preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation: evidence from inspections of care services for children and young people image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation: evidence from inspections of care services for children and young people

Date
19/06/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A report on a focused scrutiny programme which looked at how well care services are preventing and responding effectively to child sexual exploitation.

National Guidance for Safe Management of Linen in NHSScotland image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland

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National Guidance for Safe Management of Linen in NHSScotland

Date
28/05/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance outlining the procedure required to prevent infection when laundering clean, used, infectious and heat-labile linen in hospital and social care settings

Parents' Play Pack: For parents and carers of children aged eight to twelve image

Authors
Play Scotland

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Parents' Play Pack: For parents and carers of children aged eight to twelve

Date
30/03/2018

Category
Guidance

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

The Wellbeing Bingo Game image

Authors
Getting to Know Getting It Right For Every Child Team and National Third Sector Getting It Right For Every Child Project

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The Wellbeing Bingo Game

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Guidance

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

Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery image

Authors
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance covering services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges

Health related policy and procedure: Template policy for all services image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Health related policy and procedure: Template policy for all services

Date
09/02/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

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