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Dementia care during COVID-19 pandemic


We have recently updated our resource ‘Dementia care during COVID-19 pandemic’ to take into account recent changes in guidance and best practice.

You can download a copy of the resource here. 


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Joint inspections of services for children and young people in need of care and protection 2018-2020


The Care Inspectorate has today published an overview report of joint inspections of services for children and young people in Scotland.

Between 2018 and 2020, the Care Inspectorate led a series of joint inspections of services for children and young people in need of care and protection in community planning partnerships across eight areas in Scotland – in partnership with Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland.


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Release of Early Learning and Childcare Improvement Programme Bitesize resources


The Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Improvement programme are pleased to announce they have launched a series of online bite size resources on the Hub today.  These will support services to complete their Key Question 5 self-evaluation.  

The flexible design means all ELC staff can view the four sessions at any time - supporting them to raise their knowledge and skills in specific areas.  Anyone can access them, so it's a helpful resource for the wider ELC sector.  

They are centred on the programme’s vision which is to see an increased number of ELC settings achieve the national standard.

  • Key Question 5 self-evaluation.
  • Quick wins in ELC Care Inspectorate inspections. 
  • Introduction to quality improvement in an ELC context.

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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections


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 completed since the previous report submitted to Parliament on 2 September.


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Joint inspection report for services for adults in West Lothian


We have published our joint inspection report for services for adults in West Lothian.

You can download a copy of the report here.


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