Play Scotland Survey – Win £50 for Resources

We want to develop our member services, resources and learning opportunities. This means that you’ll get more out of being a member or supporter of Play Scotland.
To make these improvements, it’s important that we know as much as we can about who our members and supporters are and how we can help you to uphold children’s right to play.
Estimated completion time is 5 minutes, so please grab a cuppa and help give us your opinions!

Completed entries will be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win a £50 voucher for play resources.

Play Scotland Members’ Survey

Care Inspectorate Annual Returns update

This year’s annual returns will be available to service providers for completion between 8 January and 18 February 2024

The annual returns will be available for services to complete through the Care Inspectorate online eForms system. All services must complete their annual returns electronically, using the eForms system.  It is important that services regularly check their eForms account to make sure that their email address is up to date, and that only authorised people have access to their account. All services should check their eForms email address now to ensure they are notified when the annual returns go live. You can do that here.

Even inactive services must submit an annual return. 

Further information and guidance about annual returns is available on the Care Inspectorate website.

Joint statement from the Care Inspectorate and Education Scotland – Draft Framework

The Care Inspectorate and Education Scotland have published a draft version of the new shared inspection framework.

We would like to hear your feedback on this new framework and invite you to answer 12 short questions in this online survey which closes on 22 December 2023.

Once we have taken your views into account, we will publish the final shared inspection framework in January 2024.

Implementation timeframe

We will test out the shared framework on a number of inspections in settings from January 2024. During this time, we will continue to listen to and consider your views to make any changes that are needed.

Both Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate will then implement the new framework during inspections from September 2024.

We would like to thank you all again for your support in the development of this shared inspection framework and look forward to hearing your views in shaping the final framework.

Supporting Children’s Speech, Language and Communication Development

The Women, Children, Young People and Families (WYCYPF) team in NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are delighted to be hosting a webinar focussing on supporting children’s speech, language and communication development on Wednesday 6th December, 1.30pm – 3.00pm.

This webinar aims to:

  • Explore current context and factors impacting on children’s speech language and communication development in Scotland
  • Increase awareness of approaches to support children’s early speech, language and communication development.
  • Improve awareness of national initiatives and approaches to support early speech, language and communication development.

For more details including how to register, please click HERE .