Revised quality framework for support services (care at home, including supported living services)


During the Covid-19 pandemic we published key question 7 as an addition to our quality framework for support services (care at home, including supported living models of support).

In response to our learning from the pandemic and to incorporate a clearer focus on infection prevention and control, we have now updated this framework.

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Serious Incident Reviews


A Care Inspectorate report on serious incident reviews in justice social work has highlighted positive performance.

Serious incident reviews ensure relevant learning is identified and applied where someone subject to a community order, or who has been released from prison with a condition of social work supervision, has caused or been subject to serious harm.

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Services for children and young people at risk of harm in West Dunbartonshire

An interim report from the Care Inspectorate into support services for children and young people at risk of harm in West Dunbartonshire has recognised significant challenges.

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Services for children and young people in Orkney


Services for children and young people in need of care and protection in Orkney have made key improvements in the last two years.

An earlier joint inspection carried out by the Care Inspectorate and partner organisations between August and October 2019 identified weaknesses in the way services were led and delivered.

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New quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school-aged childcare

We published our new quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school-aged childcare in March this year, informing the sector that we would use the framework in our inspections from 1 June 2022.  As we move towards the implementation date, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the changes to our inspection methodology.

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