Out of School Care

Services offering daycare of school-aged children, such as breakfast clubs, after school services, holiday clubs and play services.

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Early Learning and Childcare National Induction Resource image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Early Learning and Childcare National Induction Resource

Date
06/10/2020

Category
Guidance

This induction resource provides new ELC employees with all the relevant information they need on what to expect in their first few months in post, including the most up-to-date resources and best practice.

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Scottish Out of School Care Network National Conference

Date
23/03/2020

Category
Event

Good practice guidance: prevention and management of choking episodes in babies and children image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Good practice guidance: prevention and management of choking episodes in babies and children

Date
12/12/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance to raise awareness of preventing and managing choking episodes for those caring for young children

Autism Toolbox image

Authors
Education Scotland

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Autism Toolbox

Date
21/11/2019

Category
Guidance

Equal Partners in Care image

Authors
NHS Education for Scotland & Scottish Social Services Council

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Equal Partners in Care

Date
22/10/2019

Category
Guidance

A learning resource for health and social care staff which will help support better conversations and interactions with carers

Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022

Date
21/10/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A strategy providing an insight into what the Care Inspectorate's improvement support offer will be over the next three years and how we will identify where improvements are required

Frequently asked questions: Space to Grow: indoor/outdoor settings image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Frequently asked questions: Space to Grow: indoor/outdoor settings

Date
07/10/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication

Frequently asked questions related to the guidance on the indoor/outdoor settings published alongside Space to Grow.

Animal Assisted Interventions: SCAS Code of Practice for the UK image

Authors
Society for Companion Animal Studies

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Animal Assisted Interventions: SCAS Code of Practice for the UK

Date
01/08/2019

Category
Guidance

A voluntary code intended to offer guidance on good practice for designing and delivering Animal Assisted Interventions effectively and safely, ensuring that the welfare needs of both humans and animals are met

Out of school care: a review of children’s experiences image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Out of school care: a review of children’s experiences

Date
31/03/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A thematic review capturing the experiences of children attending out of school care services during 2016/17

A review of care services for early learning and childcare 2014 - 2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A review of care services for early learning and childcare 2014 - 2017

Date
19/03/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

The findings of a review of early learning and childcare (ELC) covering the period 2014 to 2017, set in the context of ELC expansion.

How to Use 'The Hub' image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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How to Use 'The Hub'

Date
12/03/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide on How to use The Hub.

Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide

Date
11/03/2019

Category
Guidance

Guide to children's rights legislation, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)

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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Bringing Generations Together

Date
12/02/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

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

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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guidance on Peripatetic Management Arrangements

Date
21/12/2018

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Programmes & Publications

A guidance setting out the parameters of peripatetic management arrangements. Peripatetic management describes the situation where an individual is the named manager of more than one registered care service, either employed by the same or different providers

Food Matters: Nurturing happy, healthy children image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Food Matters: Nurturing happy, healthy children

Date
12/12/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A resource highlighting examples of good practice in supporting children to eat well and enjoy good food every day. It compliments, and should be used alongside, NHS Health Scotland’s Setting the Table, the nutritional guidance and food standards for the early learning and childc...

What can you expect from your care worker? image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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What can you expect from your care worker?

Date
04/09/2018

Category
Guidance

A leaflet explaining to people what type of behaviour and values they can expect from their care worker and what to do if they have a concern

Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Settings (Day Care and Childminding Settings) image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland

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Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Settings (Day Care and Childminding Settings)

Date
01/05/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance on infection prevention and control for staff working within nurseries, day-care centres, playgroups, crèches, children’s centres, childminders, after-school clubs and holiday clubs. It should also be used by these staff involved in all outdoor activities for children

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Authors
Getting to Know Getting It Right For Every Child Team and National Third Sector Getting It Right For Every Child Project

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The Wellbeing Bingo Game

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Resource designed to encourage young people to think about their own wellbeing, to share any concerns they have and to explore ways to improve their wellbeing with appropriate support

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Authors
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

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Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery

Date
01/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance covering services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges

Health related policy and procedure: Template policy for all services image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Health related policy and procedure: Template policy for all services

Date
09/02/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance giving an overview and examples of what care related policies should contain and best practice protocols which should be in place. It can be applied in any care setting and will help the service provider to develop appropriate policies and procedures

Early and Effective Intervention and the Named Person Service image

Authors
Whole System Approach Implementation Group and Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice

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Early and Effective Intervention and the Named Person Service

Date
31/01/2018

Category
Guidance

A practice note highlighting the key messages supporting early and effective intervention, developed in response to concerns regarding the impact of the Supreme Court judgement in relation to the Named Person policy