Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 1 September 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 18 August 2021.


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Blog: Look, think, act


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

By Kim Connolly, Team Manager 

The early learning and childcare (ELC) workforce has played a key role in maintaining essential services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, supporting positive outcomes for children of key workers and vulnerable children. As restrictions eased and ELC settings have been able to be provide care for all eligible children, staff have been welcoming families back in line with the Covid guidance. While it has been very challenging at times, children have continued to receive high quality care and learning experiences.


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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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Services for children and young people in need of care and protection in Orkney


Services for children and young people in need of care and protection in Orkney are now improving after inspectors identified weaknesses during an earlier inspection.

That is the key finding of a progress review of services in Orkney published today by the Care Inspectorate.


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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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