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Resource Type Care Inspectorate Programmes & Publications

Personal planning guides for providers

There is a growing commitment to shift from input health and social care systems to a system that will focus on personal outcomes for people who experience care.  This means services have to record and measure ‘what matters’ to a person in order to demonstrate how they are meeting their personal outcomes. 

The aim of these guides are to support staff in services to develop personal plans for children, young people and adults.  These have been developed collaboratively by colleagues within the early learning and childcare, children and young people, and adults’ inspection teams.  National policy, legislation, evidence-based practice and real-life examples of people experiencing care have underpinned the development of the guides.   

Who are the guides for? 

These guides are for managers and their staff to help improve how personal planning is undertaken.  It will help inspectors to evaluate personal plans in a more consistent way during scrutiny and improvement work.

Our guides

Guide 1:  Early learning and childcare (PDF)

  • Childminding
  • Daycare of children
  • Out of school care settings
  • Childcare agencies would also use the guide, where appropriate.

Guide 2:  Children and young people (PDF)

  • Care homes
  • School care accommodation
  • Secure care
  • Support services
  • Housing support
  • Fostering and adoption.

Guide 3:  Adults (PDF)

  • Care homes
  • Care at home
  • Support services
  • Housing support

Safe staffing programme

Supporting care services to prepare for enactment of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019.

Bringing generations together

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.

Animal magic

A resource celebrating the amazing difference being around and caring for animals makes for many children and adults using a range of care services.

Latest children and young people bulletin

A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments concerning children and young people.

Children & Young People Bulletin: 7 - 13 June 2024

Children & Young People Bulletin: 7 - 13 June 2024

Children & Young People Bulletin: 7 - 13 June 2024

Latest adult and health bulletin

A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments in adult social care and health.

Adult & Health Bulletin:7 - 13 June 2024

Adult & Health Bulletin:7 - 13 June 2024

Adult & Health Bulletin:7 - 13 June 2024