Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 18 August 2021


The Care Inspectorate has laid before the Scottish Parliament a report of inspections it has carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections we have completed since those detailed in our previous report to Parliament on 4 August 2021.  


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Keeping Children Safe - Look, Think, Act campaign


Let’s keep children safe by raising awareness of how, and why, they could leave a childcare setting without a responsible adult.

As we begin the new term, it’s a good time to remind all early learning and childcare services to be aware of how and why children could potentially leave a setting without staff or a parent/carer.

That’s why we want to introduce Simoa, the elephant, to all ELC settings. Let’s raise awareness and act responsibly to safeguard, protect and support children’s wellbeing.


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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 4 August 2021


Under the duties placed on us by the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act, we report to the Scottish Parliament fortnightly on our inspections activity. 

In order to robustly assess the arrangements put in place by care services to respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our inspections place a particular focus on infection prevention and control, personal protective equipment and staffing in care settings. This enables us to focus on these areas while also considering the overall quality of care and people’s wellbeing. The reports we lay before Parliament are in addition to our normal process of publishing full inspection reports, which we will publish in due course. 

The report laid before the Scottish Parliament on 4 August is here.


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Joint Inspections of Adult Support and Protection in Fife


A joint inspection of adult support and protection measures in Fife has found clear strengths in ensuring adults at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported.  

However, inspectors also identified areas which could further improve.


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Translations poster for children and young people services


To better support our engagement with children who have English as a second or foreign language, we have developed a poster for services to display. The poster is designed to let young people know that we are happy to book an interpreter to chat with them. It conveys this message through a variety of languages – all of which we are commonly seeing in care services for children and young people. We would encourage you to download the poster here and print copies to display in your service.

We are aware of the importance of listening to children, as confirmed most recently by The Promise and the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, and are planning a number of other pieces of work to increase accessibility for young people’s voices to be heard.


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