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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.
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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AuthorsSocial Work Scotland
The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 12-13 June 2019
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)
CategoryCare 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
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks
The findings of a review of care services for children covering the period 2014 to 2017.
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
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...
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
CategoryGuidance, 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
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
Information for local authorities who are implementing council tax exemptions for care leavers
AuthorsCentre for Youth & Criminal Justice
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
AuthorsCentre for Youth & Criminal Justice
A paper discussing statistics suggesting an "exponential increase" in the number of placements from outside Scotland, examining the 'Munby Judgement' and implications
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
AuthorsSocial Care Institute for Excellence and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
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 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
A report on a focused scrutiny programme which looked at how well care services are preventing and responding effectively to child sexual exploitation.
AuthorsHealth Protection Scotland
Guidance outlining the procedure required to prevent infection when laundering clean, used, infectious and heat-labile linen in hospital and social care settings
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
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