Resource Type Care Inspectorate Publication

A quality framework for care homes for children and young people and schoolcare accommodation (special residential schools)

The primary purpose of this quality framework is to support services to evaluate their own performance.  It is then used by inspectors to provide independent assurance about the quality of care and support.  By setting out what we expect to see in a high-quality service, we can also help support improvement. 

Within the framework we have included a scrutiny toolbox, which provides examples of the scrutiny actions we may use in evaluating the quality of provision.  The resources listed are key practice documents that we think will help care services in their own improvement journey.  

Download the quality framework from the links below.

Health and Social Care Standards

The new Health and Social Care Standards came into effect in April 2018. The new Standards replace the National Care Standards and are now relevant across all health and social care provision.

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