Early learning and childcare
All early learning and childcare settings regulated by the Care Inspectorate, including school-aged childcare and childminders.
Adoption, Fostering and Kinship Care
Adoption, fostering and kinship care, including adoption or fostering agencies and providers regulated by the Care Inspectorate.
Care Homes for Children and Young People
Residential services that ensure the needs of children and young people are met when they cannot live with their own family
Professional childcare workers who work from their own homes to provide a childcare service for other people's children in a family setting
Community Planning and Commissioning
Community Planning Partnerships, Integrated Joint Boards, Local Authorities and others involved in the strategic provision of social care and social work services
Out of School Care
Services offering daycare of school-aged children, such as breakfast clubs, after school services, holiday clubs and play services
Playgroups and Nurseries
Daycare provided for infants and toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-aged children in a centre-based facility, such as a nursery, playgroup or afterschool club
School Care Accommodation
School care accommodation covers a wide range of schools with residential accommodation, from boarding schools to residential schools that meet individual care and education needs
Secure Care Accommodation
Scotland has five dedicated secure care units that provide a safe and secure environment to young people at risk of harming themselves or others
Short Breaks and Respite Care
Short breaks and respite care should provide a positive experience for you and a break for carers from the main caring tasks, providing an opportunity to have a break from your usual routine.
Related Programmes and Publications
Browse related improvement activity led by the Care Inspectorate
Latest Children and Young People Bulletin
A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments concerning children and young people