Care Home Open Day 2019

It's #CareHomeOpenDay! 

The focus this year is on Arts in Care.

Being involved in the creative arts provides an opportunity for people to reignite a past interest, improve their skills in a particular art, try something new, stimulate creative thinking or enjoy the social aspect that this brings.

Throughout the day we're going to share some quotes from our #artsincare resource on our social media pages. If you'd like to download a copy visit http://bit.ly/thehub-artsincare.

For more information vist http://www.carehomeopenday.org.uk 


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Blog: We want to hear about how practitioners are helping children to learn and play in an active way

By Allison Tyson, Senior Inspector

The Care Inspectorate is developing a new resource with the Scottish Government to inspire and motivate those working with children to increase the opportunities for children to learn and play in an active way. We know that practitioners and providers have developed many innovative ways that help children to be active both indoors and outdoors throughout the whole day and develop positive relationships with physical activity. We'd like to hear about these examples so that we can include them in a new resource we are developing.


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

Inspectors have identified key strengths in the way children and young people in need of care and protection in Edinburgh are supported and cared for.


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Self-directed support

More needs to be done to fully implement self-directed support and realise its potential in supporting the transformation of social care delivery in Scotland.

That is the main finding of a report on self-directed support produced by the Care Inspectorate in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland.


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New quality framework for care homes for children and young people and school care accommodation

We have published the new quality framework for care homes for children and young people and school care accommodation. 

Since 1 April last year, we have been rolling out a revised methodology for inspecting care and support services and this is now being rolled out for care homes for children and young people and school care accommodation (special residential schools). The changes build on approaches we have introduced in the past three years: an emphasis on experiences and outcomes; proportionate approaches in services that perform well; shorter inspection reports; and a focus on supporting improvement in quality.


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