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Bite-sized guides

Bite-size guides for social service workers

Our suite of bite-size guides were developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed to support the workforce with quick easy access and device -friendly learning resources on key themes, the guides were previously known as COVID-19 guides. We know these resources are still being used so are continuing to make them available whilst we review their content.

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Facilitating hospital dischargesFacilitating hospital discharges

Person-centred carePerson-centred care

Working safelyWorking safely

Safe use of medicationThe safe use of medication during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and adult support and protection: a quick guideAdult support and protection

Guidance for social workersGuidance to help social workers respond to COVID-19

Infection prevention and controlKey measures for infection prevention and control

Leading in crisis

Information and advice for Dementia Ambassadors
Dementia Ambassadors

Death, dying, bereavementSupport with death, dying and bereavement during COVID-19

Domestic Abuse AwarenessDomestic Abuse Awareness Raising Tool (Scottish Government)

WellbeingWorkforce support and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Information for practice educatorsInformation for practice educators

Working from home(PDF)

Core learning guidance(PDF)
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If you do use these guides, we would be grateful if you could provide feedback using the anonymous short online survey. Just click on the feedback button which will appear at the bottom of each guide . This will inform development of the bite-size resources.