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Promoting Excellence: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers


The evidence and principles underpinning the framework

The development of the framework was informed by a number of activities including:

  • Evidence, best practice guidance and literature reviews;
  • Reviews of existing competency frameworks;
  • Links being made with wider UK Dementia work programmes;
  • Stakeholder consultation and engagement.

Of most importance is that the framework is underpinned by values and principles that reflect what people with dementia, and their families and carers have said are most important to them.

The framework places a great emphasis on peoples' rights and was developed alongside the development of Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland led by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. The standards and this framework are based on The Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers in Scotland.

Later sections of the framework signpost the key references and supporting resources that informed the development of the framework and will support its delivery.