Short Breaks and Respite Care

Short breaks and respite care should provide a positive experience for you and a break for carers from the main caring tasks. It improves your quality of life by providing an opportunity to have a break from your usual routine.

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016: National Implementation plan 2021-2023

Date
23/09/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A national plan for implementing the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 between 2021 and 2023

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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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

Authors
Scottish Government

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Guidance on Managing Self-Directed Support for Adults with Incapacity

Date
01/02/2020

Guidance on managing self-directed support for adults with incapacity

Authors
Healthcare Improvement Scotland and SIGN

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Date
18/11/2019

Category
Guidance

A booklet for parents, carers and families of children and young people affected by alcohol in pregnancy, which explains Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the recommendations made in a new clinical guideline on the subject.

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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A quality framework for support services (not care at home)

Date
07/10/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Our quality framework and methodology for inspecting support services based on the new Health and Social Care Standards.

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
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

Authors
Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Polypharmacy: Getting our medicines right

Date
01/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Authors
Scottish Government

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Self-directed Support Implementation Study 2018: report 1

Date
11/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A report providing a Change Map intended to capture the required changes for the effective delivery of social care within the context of Self-directed Support

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Palliative and End of Life Care Resources

Date
01/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
Scottish Government

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The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021

Date
13/03/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

An updated implementation framework for the learning disability strategy, covering the period 2019-2021. It builds on progress since the previous framework was published in 2015 and reflects the broader priorities of the Scottish Government, local authorities, NHS Boards and inte...

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.

Authors
Health Protection Scotland

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Compendium of Healthcare Associated Infection Guidance

Date
28/02/2019

Category
Guidance

A document containing links to current national policy and guidance on Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), antimicrobial prescribing and resistance, decontamination and other related topics