The Scottish Government has published two reports following a review of the child protection system in Scotland, accepting all the recommendations within.
The Child Protection Improvement Programme – the report of the Child Protection Improvement Programme setting out 35 Actions covering children’s hearings; leadership and workforce development; inspections of children’s services; neglect; data and evidence; child sexual exploitation; child internet safety; and trafficking.
Protecting Scotland’s Children and Young People: It is Still Everyone’s Job – the Child Protection Systems Review, which makes 12 recommendations covering Initial/Significant Case Reviews, Child Protection Committees, the Child Protection Register, and matters of leadership, governance and accountability. Read more about Child Protection Improvement Programme
Care Inspectorate guidance for providers and inspectors on supporting early language development. This document highlights some of the key aspects of early learning and childcare services provision that make a difference to children having good early language skills and sets out what we will consider when we inspect. It is for our inspectors to use as part of their inspection toolkit, but we also encourage service providers to use it to help develop their service and meet the needs of children and parents using their service. Read more about Getting Ready to Read
The Care Inspectorate has published its first thematic report on inspections of services for adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. The report results are the findings of focused inspection work by the Care Inspectorate over a two year period which examined the quality of care experienced by adults with learning disabilities and the impact of The Keys to Life Policy in care homes and care at home services. The report shows that the overwhelming majority of care is performing well, and in most cases continuing to improve. Read more about Thematic report on inspections of services for adults with learning disabilities