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Self-directed support: framework of standards

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 29th March 2021
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Scottish Government have published a social care self-directed support framework of standards for local authorities.

Self-directed support is the way that all social care must be delivered in Scotland. The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 and detailed Practitioner Guidance set out the principles and policy for delivering Self-directed Support (SDS). However, since the legislation was enacted, Care Inspectorate and Audit Scotland scrutiny has found that SDS has been implemented partially and inconsistently across Scotland. Evidence shows that some local areas have embedded SDS well, while others are challenged to make the changes required for successful SDS implementation.

The standards, action statements and core components outlined have been developed to ensure consistency of outcomes and approaches in SDS practice across Scotland experienced by supported people (children and adults) and carers, building up a framework of good practice in assessment for support, support planning and in provision of care and support resources. This work builds on the SDS Change Map developed in 2019.

For the full document, please visit Social care – self-directed support: framework of standards (this link will take you away from our website).

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