Obisk Bluetree Type IIR Face Mask: MKTIIR0214 (tie back) and MKTIIR0199 (ear looped) - Quarantine

 The attached safety information message from NSS has been issued about facemasks which may be relevant to the safety of equipment and facilities.

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Consultation on the review of our quality framework for care homes for children and young people and schoolcare accommodation

We have launched a consultation on the review of our quality framework for care homes for children and young people and schoolcare accommodation (special residential schools). As part of the review, we are consulting with a range of interested parties so that everyone with an interest in care homes for children and young people and school care accommodation has the opportunity to share their views on the quality framework. The revised quality framework will be published and used for inspection, improvement, and self-evaluation when consideration of all feedback has taken place. The current quality framework can be accessed here.

If you’re interested in sharing your views, sign up to our consultation platform here.

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New Scrutiny Assessment Tool (SAT)

We are introducing a new Scrutiny Assessment Tool (SAT) to replace our current risk assessment tool (RAD) and our Covid-19 SAT.

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Conversation Cafés Lunch with Natalie and Alex - (POSTPONED)

Unfortunately, the LGBT Charter Group has just been informed that one of our external speakers for tomorrow is ill. Tomorrow’s event will, therefore, be re-scheduled and we will be in touch shortly with a new date and time. Thank you for understanding.

The Care Inspectorate’s LGBT Charter Group would like to invite Care Inspectorate staff, volunteers and people working in care services to register for our upcoming conversation cafés. We are creating a safe and respectful space to hear a conversation about what it is like to be transgender. This will be achieved by reminding everyone to act in accordance with our organisational values.

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Meet our new involvement adviser

We'd like you to meet our new involvement adviser Julie, who has written a blog for Care Experienced Week about being interviewed by our young inspection volunteers. 

"Hello, I’m Julie Brown and on 28 October 2021 I joined the Care Inspectorate as the involvement adviser for children and young people. I’m based in Edinburgh where I live with my partner Ross and daughter Cara.  In my spare time I enjoy walking in woods and swimming in reservoirs and lochs, usually with my best friend - Archie the border terrier. I sing and play guitar (badly) and my favourite time of year is Halloween! 

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