Care Inspectorate programmes and publications

The Care Inspectorate is currently leading or involved in improvement activity across services in a range of ways, from supporting national, themed improvement programmes to signposting to good practice.

Read our most recent improvement publications, or learn about our Care...about physical activity improvement programme.

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Animal magic

A resource celebrating the amazing difference being around and caring for animals makes for many children and adults using a range of care services

Arts in Care

A practice resource to inspire and enable you to support older people to enjoy engaging in creative arts and improve their health and wellbeing

Bringing Generations Together

Good practice examples to give care services ideas on how to bring generations together in a variety of care settings in a way that improves the quality of their lives

Care...about physical activity

A Care Inspectorate programme to support the promotion of physical activity in care homes

Eating and drinking well in care: good practice guidance for older people

Good practice guidance with information on older people's dietary needs and related food and fluid requirements

Food Matters

A resource celebrating the many ways in which early learning and childcare settings are supporting children to have positive eating experiences and enjoy well-balanced, nutritious food

Gender equal play in early learning and childcare

An improvement resource promoting gender equality in how children experience early learning and childcare

My Childminding Experience

A resource sharing and celebrating examples of how children of all ages can benefit from being cared for by childminders across Scotland

My life, my care home

Findings and practice examples following a year of focused inspection activity relating to the experiences of people with dementia in care homes

My world outdoors

A practice resource highlighting the benefits of outdoor play for children attending early learning and childcare

Our Creative Journey

A resource featuring good and innovative practice examples of expressive arts in early learning and childcare