Welcome to Care and Learning Alliance
Care and Learning Alliance (CALA) is the largest third sector early learning and childcare organisation serving Highland and Moray. Through partnership working with local authorities, social enterprises and other third sector organisations, CALA promotes a culture of ‘getting it right for every child’ (GIRFEC), helping to make Scotland the #bestplacetogrowup.
CALA Conference 2016
The 2016 CALA Conference will be taking place on the 30th of September at Greyfriars Free Church in Inverness. This year’s theme is ‘Family Matters – Opportunities and Challenges’. For more information, please visit our conference page. We’d love to see you there!
CALA E-Learning Zone
Members and Non-members can also register to gain access to CALA’s new E-Learning Zone, which offers online modules in : Child Protection, Building the Ambition and Top Tips for Interacting with Children with more on the way!
These will be available to access from the 1st of April 2016 onwards.
Keeping Children Safe
Keeping Children Safe provides a service to those working within the third sector (and others). The aim of KCS is to reduce the incidence of harm to children and young people by providing high quality, accessible child protection training and information to voluntary and community organisations (e.g. sports and youth groups) and to early learning and childcare centres. To learn more, click here to be taken to the Keeping Children Safe section.
National Care Standards Review
The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland are currently in the process of developing Scotland’s new National Care Standards, which will have an impact on the way care is delivered in Scotland. To stay up-to-date with the progress of the review, please visit our Care Inspectorate page.