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
A short inquiry project focusing on improvement is currently being undertaken by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) in partnership with the Care Inspectorate. The inquiry will focus on understanding the key characteristics of inspection processes that lead toimprovement. This project has been designed to be short term and agile to help Iriss respond to the experience and ideas of inspectors and providers. Read more about Collaborating to Explore Risk, Innovation and Improvement