Self assessments 2017/18 update

Due to the launch of the new National Health and Social Care Standards later this year, the Care Inspectorate will not be asking nurseries to complete a self-assessment during 2017/18. 

Although the new inspection approach is now focused at the quality theme level, it is not easily compatible with the current self-assessment where the sections ask for information at the quality statement level.

Instead, for this year, inspectors will ask you for your services improvement or development plan and discuss any improvements you may have made or intend to make since the last inspection.

This approach will allow more flexibility and time to build capacity around what self-evaluation means and how the Care Inspectorate can work with you to develop self-evaluation skills.

More information about the standards and self evaluation will be provided throughout the year. 

Keep an eye on further developments on the Care Inspectorate website.