Care Inspectorate Covid-19: Right Choice, Right Time, Right Reason Webinars


The Care Inspectorate are inviting providers, managers and inspectors to our sector specific webinars in August 2021. The webinars are free and aim to provide staff with information and guidance that relate to some of the common issues identified during inspections and from discussions with services and inspectors over the past nine months. 

The webinars will:

  • share collated information from inspection activity October 2020 to March 2021
  • signpost you to where you can find the most up to date information to help your service improve outcomes for people experiencing care
  • offer you an opportunity to participate in a questions and answers (Q&A) session

Please register for the webinar/s using the link/s below. They will send you a link to the webinar approximately one week before the event. Each webinar is one hour long and a video recording will be made available as soon as possible after the event.

You can find further information and register for the webinars here

If you have any questions, please email the Care Inspectorate Quality Improvement Support Team: improvementsupport@careinspectorate.gov.scot


Date/timeWebinarRegistration link
Wednesday 25th August
10am
Childminders
https://forms.office.com/r/peZXVrAssj

Thursday 26th August
10am
ELC day care services https://forms.office.com/r/pYGS14zkZM

Scottish Government – Updated early learning and childcare statutory guidance

Today the Scottish Government published updated early learning and childcare (ELC) statutory guidance. Information on the updated guidance is set out in this letter to all ELC childcare providers.

The guidance applies from 1 August 2021 and replaces previous guidance.

Statutory guidance was originally published in 2014 and between December 2019 and March 2020, the Scottish Government ran a consultation on an updated version.

Most of the changes in the new guidance reflect previously announced legislative and policy developments since 2014. Following feedback from stakeholders, changes have also been made to make the guidance clearer and more streamlined.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact ELCPartnershipForum@gov.scot


My Active World resource – Care Inspectorate want to hear about how practitioners are helping children to learn and play in an active way.

Care Inspectorate began developing the My Active World resource with the Scottish Government prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim of the resource is to inspire and motivate those who work with children to increase opportunities for children to be physically active across their day. We know that regular physical activity is good for everyone and that the early years are the best time to develop habits which will last right into adulthood. We want to encourage childcare settings to provide children with opportunities which will positively influence them to make active choices. 

Active play is fun, inclusive and gives children choice. The benefits are wider than just increased physical activity – it also helps to improve children’s academic skills, confidence, builds resilience and motivates them to develop healthy lifestyles. 

The Care Inspectorate are particularly keen to hear from providers who have increased children’s activity as a result of the changes in provision during this challenging time. By sharing experiences for children in ELC settings including childminding and school aged childcare this resource aims to encourage and inspire people working with young children to provide a wide variety of opportunities to learn and play in an active way both indoors and outdoors from the earliest age.

If you would like to share your experiences with them, please email myactiveworld@careinspectorate.gov.scot  by 31 July 2021