KQ7 mainstream boarding and hostels_Page_01
Author Care Inspectorate
Date 05/03/2024
Resource Type Self Evaluation Tools

Key question 7 for mainstream boarding schools and school hostels

Our children and young people’s inspection teams began using key question 7 in April 2022.  As part of everyone's journey to meet the Promise, we reviewed key question 7 with inspectors, young people who experience or have experienced care and providers to evaluate the impact it was having and how well it was supporting the sector to self-evaluate its own performance.  We have made some changes as a result of this review and agreed that we will continue to use key question 7 for inspections from April 2024 onwards. 

QI 7.1: Children and young people are safe, experience warmth, compassion and get the most out of life

The Health and Social Care Standards

Information from the Scottish Human Rights Commission

Guidance for Care Providers in Scotland using CCTV

7 Golden Rules for Participation and other rights information (Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland)

Guidance for the Regulation of Guardianship Arrangements in Boarding Schools (Care Inspectorate)

Learning in Care (Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate)

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021 - updated 2023

Child Sexual Exploitation: Definition and Practitioner Briefing Paper (Scottish Government)

Practice Guide: supporting professionals to meet the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation

On Risk (IRISS)

Notifications about Controlled Drugs: Guidance for Providers

Guidance for providers on personal planning, children and young people

Guidance about Medication, Personal Plans, Review, Monitoring and Record Keeping in Residential Care Services

Safe Administration of Medication: Modules 1-3 (SSSC)

National infection prevention and control manual and handwashing video

Food fortification for vegans

An Independent Guide to Quality Care for Autistic People (National Autistic Taskforce)

Animal Magic: The benefits of being around and caring for animals across care settings (Care Inspectorate)

Health Promotion Guidance: Nutritional Guidance for Children and Young People in Residential Care Settings (Scottish Government)

Creating a Tobacco Free Culture (Care Inspectorate and ASH Scotland)

QI 7.2: Leaders and staff have the capacity and resources to meet and champion children and young people’s needs and rights

Step into Leadership (SSSC)

Insights: Achieving Effective Supervision (IRISS)

Supervision learning resource (SSSC)

The Model for Improvement and associated resources

Organisational Duty of Candour (Scottish Government)

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

National Guidance for the External Management of Residential Child Care Establishments in Scotland (Scottish Government)

Information Commissioner’s Guide to data protection, including GDPR

Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment (SSSC and Care Inspectorate)

The National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan

Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers (SSSC)

The Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses, Midwives and Nursing Associates (NMC)

The Standards for Registration: Mandatory Requirements for Registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)

The Framework for Continuous Learning in Social Services (SSSC)

Common Core Skills and National Occupational Standards (SSSC)

Insights: Achieving Effective Supervision (IRISS)

Records that all registered children and young people’s care services must keep and guidance on notification reporting

Information about health and safety at work

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, asp 8

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, asp 8

The Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (Requirements for Care Services) Regulations 2011, SSI 2011/210

Understanding Personal Outcomes (SSSC)

Parental rights and responsibilities under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (Scottish Government)

National infection prevention and control manual and handwashing video

Food fortification for vegans

An Independent Guide to Quality Care for Autistic People (National Autistic Taskforce)

The Model for Improvement and associated resources (Care Inspectorate)

Self-evaluation for improvement: Your guide

Text to complain service for children and young people