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Performance improvement handbook 2010-11

This handbook sets out the new approach to inspection adopted by the Social Work Inspection Agency (SWIA), as shaped by the Scottish Government's approach to inspection and the work of the Crerar review. It is intended to cover the period 2010-11, and marks the final stage of transition from the previous programme of performance inspections to a risk-based performance improvement approach.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

Adult social care: a scoping report

A project to review the law relating to the provision of adult social care in England and Wales. The legislative framework for adult residential care, community care, adult protection and support for carers is inadequate, often incomprehensible and outdated.  It remains a confusing patchwork of conflicting statues enacted over a period of 60 years.  There is no single, modern statute to which service providers and service users can look to understand whether (and, if so, what kind of) services can or should be provided.

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NHS support for social care: 2010/11-2012/13

Sets out how the different government funding streams made available to support social care relate to each other, and the expectations placed on Primary Care Trusts and local authorities in spending these resources. Areas discussed care: post-discharge services and reablement; Winter pressures funding; and new resources for carers breaks' in 2011- 2015.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

The new Mental Health Act: a guide to emergency and short-term powers: information for service users and their carers

This guide is one in a series about the new the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, which came into effect in October 2005. This guide focuses on emergency and short-term powers. This guide is written for people who have a mental disorder, but it may be of interest to others including carers and advocacy workers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

The same as you? A review of services for people with learning disabilities

This review began by looking at services, especially in social and healthcare, and their relationship with education, housing, employment and other areas. However, its focus changed to include people’s lifestyles. That is what matters. Services are there to support people in their daily lives. The Learning Disability Review has succeeded in involving many of those with an interest, especially those who use services and their carers, at different points in the journey. The focus of the report is consistent with existing policies on community care.

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Kinship care

This briefing sets out what is meant by kinship care, the relevant legal framework and policies intended to support kinship carers.

Original briefing document (pdf) on Scottish Government website.

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A quality strategy for social care

Consultation document setting out the Government's quality strategy for social services, focusing on what users want and on joint working with health and other services. Section one outlines the modernisation proposals.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

Personalised health and care 2020: work stream 2.2 roadmap: give care professional and carer access to all the data they need

Sets out a roadmap for the implementation of the Personalised Health and Care 2020 strategy, focusing on access to comprehensive data on outcomes and value of services. The document sets out a vision for the data needed by the NHS and social care, as developed through an initial round of engagement with a selection of arms-length bodies. It identifies potential data areas covering the whole of health and social care including, for instance, adult social care, child and adolescent mental health services, children, and mental health.

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