Early learning and childcare - shared inspection framework sector update

Update from the Care Inspectotate and Education Scotland - May 2019

The Scottish Government published Education Governance: Next Steps - Empowering Our Teachers, Parents and Communities to Deliver Excellence and Equity for Our Children on 14 June 2017. This outlined a range of reforms designed to help achieve a shared national vision for children and young people: excellence and equity. The report committed the Care Inspectorate and Education Scotland to further enhance their single shared inspection model for ELC and ensure that an institution will only be subject to a single inspection per cycle. Colleagues from both organisations have a strong track record of working effectively together to inspect services and support improvement for our youngest children which provided a strong foundation in taking this work forward.

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Out to play: practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare

This resource supports the Scottish Government’s document A Blueprint for 2020: the expansion of early learning and childcare in Scotland and links to the Quality Action Plan.

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Contact centre unavailable on 3 May for training

Our contact centre is closed for one day on Friday 3 May for staff training.  We will reopen on Monday 6 May at 08:00. 

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Blog: We are changing how we inspect care homes for adults

By Edith Macintosh, Interim Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement and Marie Paterson, Chief Inspector - Adult Services 

New ways of inspecting care homes for adults will start on 20 May 2019, reflecting Scotland’s Health and Social Care Standards which focus on people’s human rights, wellbeing and personal experiences of care. 

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Justice social work services in Scottish Borders council

A report into how well community payback orders are implemented and managed in the Scottish Borders Council area has been published by the Care Inspectorate.

In the first inspection of its kind, a team of inspectors looked at how justice social work services in the area were delivering services for individuals who are, or have been, subject to community payback orders.

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