Scottish Social Services Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Scottish Social Services Awards has been announced, revealing the 29 finalists from a record 157 entries received nationwide.

It includes a diverse mix of social services from third sector, independent and health organisations and local authorities who have made a positive difference to people’s lives.

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Joint inspection of services for children and young people in need of care and protection in Argyll and Bute

A new type of inspection has identified key strengths in the way children and young people in need of care and protection in Argyll and Bute are supported and cared for.

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Review of care services for early learning and childcare

The number of children experiencing early learning and childcare in Scotland has increased to more than 290,000.

A report by the Care Inspectorate, published today, showed the number of children accessing early learning and childcare increased from 254,770 in 2014 to 291,460 in 2016.

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Website supports improvement across social care

A website setup to support improvement across all care services in Scotland had almost half a million page views in the past year.

The Hub was launched by the Care Inspectorate in 2013 to support improvement in the social care and social work sectors - and the site’s popularity continues to grow.

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Blog: Food Matters is a new resource to help children eat well and enjoy good food every day

By Lois Anderson, Registration Inspector and Improvement Adviser

Last week we launched our latest resource Food Matters: nurturing happy, healthy children. This explores good practice examples from across the early learning and childcare (ELC) sector in Scotland that support children to have positive eating experiences and enjoy well-balanced nutritious food.

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