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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Care Inspectorate

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A quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school aged childcare

Date
21/03/2022

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school aged childcare, designed primarily to support services to evaluate their own performance, but will also be used by our inspectors to provide independent assurance about the quality of experiences and outcomes

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guide for Providers on Personal Planning - Early Learning and Childcare

Date
08/11/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A guide to support managers and staff in services to develop and improve how personal plans for children are undertaken

Authors
Scottish Government

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National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021

Date
02/09/2021

Category
Guidance

This non-statutory Guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children in Scotland and replaces the 2014 version.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Keeping children safe poster artwork

Date
12/08/2021

Category
Guidance

Poster to accompany the ELC campaign Keeping Children Safe.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Keeping children safe poster artwork SIMOA

Date
12/08/2021

Category
Guidance

Poster to accompany the ELC campaign Keeping Children Safe.

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Early Learning and Childcare Statutory Guidance

Date
13/07/2021

Statutory guidance to education authorities to support them in exercising their functions in relation to the delivery of early learning and childcare from 1 August 2021.

Authors
Scottish Government

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Early Learning and Childcare National Induction Resource

Date
23/06/2021

Category
Policy & Legislation

A resource developed to support individuals in their induction to delivering ELC – whether that is funded ELC or ELC that families purchase themselves - setting out how individuals can expect employers to support them in their new role.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Text to Complain Service for Children and Young People

Date
14/06/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication

An awareness leaflet and poster which gives details of the text to complain service number for children and young people

Authors
Scottish Government

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Out to Play Section 10 Out of School Care

Date
17/03/2021

Category
Guidance

Supplementary guidance to be used alongside the main Out to Play document to support the delivery of outdoor experiences in Out of School Care settings

Authors
Scottish Government

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Out To Play Section 11 Practitioners Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs

Date
17/03/2021

Category
Guidance

Supplementary guidance to be used alongside the main Out to Play document to support the delivery of outdoor experiences for children in early learning and childcare with additional support needs

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Records that all registered care services (except childminding) must keep and guidance on notification reporting

Date
30/04/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance on the records all registered care services (except childminding) must keep about people who use a service, staff records, environment and safety, complaints, medication, finance, staffing levels and deployment. It also includes guidance on notification reporting for all...

Authors
Scottish Government

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Out to Play: Practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare

Date
10/02/2020

Category
Guidance

Guidance and practical advice for early learning and childcare settings and practitioners on how to access outdoor spaces to create safe, nurturing and inspiring outdoor learning experiences

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

Authors
Children’s Parliament and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

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Children as Human Rights Defenders Toolkit

Date
05/12/2019

Category
Guidance

Toolkit for adults who work with children and young people, which highlights the ways in which children and young people already act as human rights defenders, and how adults can best empower and protect them

Authors
Education Scotland

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Autism Toolbox

Date
21/11/2019

Category
Guidance

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

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

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.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide

Date
16/09/2019

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Scottish Government

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Space to Grow: Indoor/outdoor settings

Date
28/08/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A resource providing further explanation of indoor/outdoor settings with a focus on outdoor space. It should be used in conjunction with Space to Grow as a tool to support providers and stakeholders with early learning and child care expansion plans and for those looking to make...

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