The Care Inspectorate’s quality framework for children and young people in need of care and protection 2018 (QIF) is central to the development of the partnership’s joint self-evaluation. Community planning partners should familiarise themselves with the quality framework and the position statement guidance before they begin to develop their joint position statement.

The position statement may be presented in the format that the CPP finds most useful but should be no more than 5,000 words and links to supporting evidence should be clearly marked throughout the document. The use of bullet points may help eliminate the need for overly detailed description.

Using the four inspection statements as noted above as the basis for the position statement, community planning partners should seek to answer three reflective questions:

  • How good are we now?
  • How do we know?
  • What do we plan to do next?

More information can be found in the position statement guidance and the quality framework.

The joint position statement should set out the main themes and learning. It should make sense as a standalone document and be succinct, focused and use evaluative language. Inspectors are keen to know about the impact of the CPP’s work on the safety and wellbeing of children and young people at risk of harm, and the difference that its work is making to their life chances.

 

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