Update on the shared inspection framework

Today, we updated early learning and childcare services on the shared inspection framework with the following message.

Both the Care Inspectorate and Education Scotland acknowledge the changes and pressures being experienced across the sector during this period of the early learning and childcare expansion and implementation of 1140 hours of high-quality early learning and childcare for all 3- and 4-year-olds, and eligible 2-year olds by August 2020.


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Placing people and values at the heart of our new corporate plan

By Peter Macleod, Chief Executive, Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate’s new corporate plan sets out our priorities for 2019-2022, including our aim to be an organisation that identifies, develops and shares good practice. I would like to do whatever I can to help drive more improvement and innovation in social care. Our corporate plan is based on what we have learned from our scrutiny, assurance and improvement support work over the past few years. It has been informed through wide public consultation and through collaboration with staff, providers, health and social care partnerships, local and national partners and, most importantly, by people who experience care. I am equally keen to ensure that person-led care and public involvement continues to be central to our work, by taking account of people’s stories and personal experiences.


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Aberdeen city joint inspection for children and young people in need of care and protection

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

The Care Inspectorate is leading joint inspections which focus on how well services are working together to improve the lives of children and young people who have experienced or are at risk of abuse and neglect, and those who are, or have been, looked after by the local authority.


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QI Zone Launch new Implementation and Spread eLearning module

NHS Education for Scotland are pleased to announce the launch of our new Implementation and Spread eLearning module on the QI Zone. This can be accessed via the digital platform Turas Learn here.


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Significant Case Review page on the Care Inspectorate HUB

We have created a SCR page on the Care Inspectorate HUB that signposts to national reports and research, and relevant websites.  The page also signposts to SCR reports and learning summaries that have been published in the past 18 months.  To view the page click here.


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