Supporting people to have meaningful and safe relationships

Skills for Care have published a resource called: ‘Supporting people who need care and support to have meaningful and safe relationships’.

The guide is relevant to all people who provide social care support to any group of people and it will help organisations to equip their staff to support people to develop and maintain personal relationships, in a way that respects peoples’ choices and values whilst keeping them safe. This guidance was developed with people who use social care and organisations that provide it.


Please note that the information contained in this Handbook is provided for guidance purposes only. Every reasonable effort is made to make the information accurate and up to date, but no responsibility for its accuracy and correctness, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by Self Directed Support Scotland or any other contributing party.

The information does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice. You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal and professional advice from a lawyer about employment law matters, or an accountant/ tax specialist about taxation matters, and from HMRC and your insurers. You should not rely solely on the information in this Handbook. Support organisations listed in this Handbook can help you find appropriate sources of advice.