Children’s Service Inspection 2018

Fife Children’s Service Inspection 2019

The Care Inspectorate issued their inspection report on Children’s Services in Fife on 02.04.19.

The inspection covered the activity of all children’s services with a focus on child protection services, corporate parenting and GIRFEC provision. This included Fife Council, NHS Fife / Health & Social Care Partnership, Police Scotland and the third sector.

The report comments very positively on a number of areas of good practice and identifies some areas for further improvement.

The Grades for Fife are:

In its conclusion the report comments:

The Care Inspectorate and its scrutiny partners are confident that the Fife Partnership has the capacity to continue to improve and address the points for action highlighted in this report.  This is based on:

  • the collective leadership, direction and accountability demonstrated by partners to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people in need of care and protection in Fife.
  • the strong culture of learning across services underpinned by well embedded approach to self-evaluation and continuous improvement to improve performance and practice
  • effective partnership working and the culture of mutual support and collaboration at strategic and operational levels
  • the strategic focus and oversight by the child protection committee to improve multi-agency responses to keep children safe and protected
  • the commitment and high aspirations as corporate parents to improve better outcomes for looked after children, young people and care leavers.”

See the below links to full report and summary of the key findings:

Fife Children’s Service report:

Fife Summary of Key Findings Report: Inspection 2019 Summary.docx