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 & Childcare Partnership Summit

Date
12/09/2019

Category
Event

The Scottish Government is hosting an ELC Partnership Summit on Thursday 12 September in Edinburgh. The aim of the ELC Partnership Summit is to highlight and build on the work of the ELC Partnership Forum which brings together local authorities and other partner providers to show...

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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

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

Authors
Scottish Government

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

Date
21/12/2018

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

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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

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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

Constipation in children and young people: diagnosis and management image

Authors
National Institute of Health and Care Excellence

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Constipation in children and young people: diagnosis and management

Date
01/08/2017

Category
Guidance

Guidance covering diagnosis and management of constipation in children and young people up to 18. It provides strategies to support the early identification and timely, effective treatment of constipation which will help improve outcomes for patients

2018 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan for Scottish Education: Achieving Excellence and Equity image

Authors
Scottish Government

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2018 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan for Scottish Education: Achieving Excellence and Equity

Date
01/07/2017

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Improvement framework and plan for education, underpinning the Scottish Government’s education reform and improvement agenda for the year ahead and setting out the vision, priorities and drivers of improvement

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Authors
Scottish Government

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Health and Social Care Standards

Date
01/06/2017

Category
Guidance, National strategies and frameworks

Standards setting out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland, seeking to provide better outcomes for everyone; to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity; and that the basic human rights we are all entitled to...

Health and Social Care Standards: Easy Read version image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Health and Social Care Standards: Easy Read version

Date
01/06/2017

Category
Guidance, National strategies and frameworks

An Easy Read version of the Health and Social Care Standards that came into effect in April 2018 replacing the National Care Standards. The standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland

Childcare Agency Guidance for Providers image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Childcare Agency Guidance for Providers

Date
31/05/2017

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance for providers of childcare agencies and providers of day care of children services who employ agency staff. It is intended to set out the position of the Care Inspectorate for childcare agencies, clarifies the definition of childcare agencies and supports providers in me...

Over the Internet, Under the Radar: Prevention of Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Scotland image

Authors
Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice and Barnardo's Scotland

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Over the Internet, Under the Radar: Prevention of Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Scotland

Date
24/02/2017

Category
Guidance

A report calling for engagement with technology industries to prevent children being harmed online