The Child Protection Toolkit

The Highland Child Protection Committee’s ‘Child Protection Toolkit‘ is an invaluable resource for third sector organisations and community groups in Highland.

Some of the topics covered in the toolkit include:

  • Recruitment of Staff and Volunteers
  • Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Act 2007
  • Transporting children and young people
  • Photographing, videoing and filming
  • Dealing with a Child Protection Situation
  • A sample Child Protection Policy

There are two versions of the toolkit available to download:

Download the CP Toolkit for Third Sector Organisations.

Download the CP Toolkit for Community Groups.

If your workplace is involved in the care of children, it is highly recommended you download the toolkit, and keep it on your computer to act as a reference for child protection matters.

Upcoming training: Needs, Connections and Development

Care and Learning Alliance are pleased to announce our upcoming training: ‘Needs, Connections and Development’. 

Sessions will be taking place in Inverness and Elgin, both in March 2019. Please see our course flyer for more information. 

Click here to book online.

Book your place by filling out our online booking form, or telephone Rebecca on 01349 866749

Out to Play – Practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare

This comprehensive guidance is full of useful tips, practical ideas and links to examples to support us to consider ways to ensure we provide children with the benefits of everyday outdoor play. This publication builds on and links with existing guidance including eg. My World Outdoors, Loose Parts Play, Building the Ambition, Pre-Birth to Three, CfE, The Continuous Learning Framework and many more.

Click here to download the guidance. 

SQA Early Learning and Childcare Resource

The SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) has developed a website that offers free resources designed to support learners studying for Early Learning and Childcare qualifications. 

You can access the website by visiting: http://www.elcresource.co.uk/

There are sections on early baby, outdoor nurseries, pre-school, care experience, as well as information on careers in ELC.