The Guide provides information for community planning partnerships (CPP) about the process for the joint inspection of services for children and young people at risk of harm.  This includes services for children under the age of 18 years, or young people up to 26 years if they have been previously looked after. It should be read in conjunction with the quality framework for children and young people in need of care and protection (QIF).

This section is the single repository for documents associated with inspection activity. This not only allows partnerships preparing for an inspection to access these documents below when they need them, but also enables others to potentially make use of them when planning their own improvement activities. If partnerships being inspected have any queries about any part of The Guide they should consult with their inspection lead, or with their link inspector if not being currently inspected.


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CI website Associate assessors
CI website Privacy notice
001 Inspection co-ordinator profile
001a Pre-inspection return guidance
001b Pre-inspection return
001c Guidance on the labelling of children’s and young people’s records to the Care Inspectorate for case record reading
002 Quality framework for children and young people in need of care and protection
003 Position statement guidance
004 Staff survey
005a Requests for management reviews during joint inspections and other strategic scrutiny
005b Addressing matters of serious concern
007 Partnership discussions schedule
008 Quality assurance arrangements
009a Children and young people's survey
010 Parents and carers survey
011 Local records readers guidance
012 Children and young people’s leaflet
013 Reviewing children’s records template
015 Reviewing children’s records guidance
016 Our approach to engagement
018 Child's network of support case discussion form
019 Post Inspection Questionnaire