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Policy Documents - Scotland

Here you can find links to further relevant policy documents for Scotland.

Scottish Executive Response to Care 21 Report: The Future of Unpaid Care in Scotland

The Future of Unpaid Care in Scotland: Headline Report and Recommendations and Appendices
The recommendations of a research project on the future of unpaid care in Scotland

NHS Carer Information Strategies: Draft Guidance
Draft guidance to NHS, local authorities and voluntary sector

The Joint Performance Information and Assessment Framework (JPIAF) - Consultation on Performance Indicators for Single Shared Assessments, Carer's Assessments, and Assessment Waiting Times
These documents recommend Performance Indicator's for counting SSA's, Carer's Assessments and Waitng Times

Guidance on supporting Carers
Final guidance to local authorities, the NHS, voluntary sector and other agencies on implementing the provisions to support carers in the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002

One In Eight Care
To alert unpaid carers to sources of support and advice and advertise the new legislative measures for carers contained in the Community Care & Health (Scotland) Act 2002

Getting it right for every child: Guidance on the Child's or Young Person's Plan
Getting it Right for Every Child means that, no matter where they live or whatever their needs, children and families know where they can seek help, what help is available, that the help is appropriate to their needs and will be delivered to the highest possible standard. This document supports the implementation of Getting it Right for Every Child providing a framework for planning and action to help improve outcomes for children in Scotland.

The same as you? - Partnership in Practice Agreements 2004-2007: National Overview and Next Steps
The same as you? - Partnership in Practice Agreements National Overview 2004/07

Range and Capacity Review Group: Second Report: The Future Care of Older People in Scotland
Range and Capacity Review Group's Second Report

Older People's Services in the Better Neighbourhood Services Fund
Older People's Services in the Better Neighbourhood Services Fund

Scottish Executive Response to the Report of the 21st Century Social Work Review
This outlines the action the Scottish Executive will take based on the recommendations of the 21st Century Social Work Review.

Improving Front Line Services: A Framework for Supporting Front Line Staff: Summary Version
A Framework for Supporting Front Line Staff - the Summary Version

Better Outcomes for Older People: Framework for Joint Services Executive Summary Part 1: Implementing and evaluating joint services Part 2: Joint services and the journey of care
This Framework has 3 functions:- • To promote the implementation and mainstreaming of joint and integrated services by local partnerships. • To set out the requirements and timescales which the local partnerships of NHS Boards and councils should meet in developing joint and integrated services. • To act as a tool to assist in the implementation of joint and integrated services.

Research Review on Tackling Delayed Discharge
This research review aimed to identify initiatives to tackle delayed discharge in Scotland, and set this information in the context of current policy and evidence on the nature and extent of problem.

Consultation on Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 – Ladder of Support and Intervention – Summary Report
This report summarises the responses to the Consultation on the Ladder of Support and Intervention.

Older People and Community Care in Scotland - A Review of Recent Research
This report presents a review of research literature relating to the range and quality of community care services for older people in Scotland

BUILDING A HEALTH SERVICE FIT FOR THE FUTURE - A report on the future of the NHS in Scotland.