Kidscene praised for 'excellent' environment in latest Care Inspectorate report

Posted: 23/05/2016 | Child Care,

Royal Blind’s after school and holiday club has been praised for creating an ‘exciting and dynamic’ environment where children respect and care for each other in its latest inspection report.

Kidscene was awarded the highest possible grade, excellent (6), in the Children at Kidsceneenvironment category after the Care Inspectorate visited the centre twice in January.

The service was also awarded ‘very good’ (5) in the quality of care and support, quality of staffing and quality of management and leadership categories.

The report, which is available on the Care Inspectorate website, praised the extensive range of accessible facilities and the way children were taught about the impact of visual impairment.

It states: “Staff had worked with children to respect individuality, both their own and others. Children had learnt the importance of valuing people's differences.

“A young person from the Royal Blind School had spoken to the children about the impact of visual impairment. All of this impacted on the children's awareness of themselves and others. Throughout the inspection we observed children taking responsibility for keeping each other safe in the environment.”

The Care Inspectorate regulates care services in Scotland and inspects services as part of its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of all children.

The inspection also highlights the ‘friendly and respectful’ atmosphere between both children and staff, reporting that staff are ‘enthusiastic about their roles and committed to providing high quality experiences for children’.

It states: “Children were kind and caring towards each other and staff. The atmosphere within the club was friendly and respectful.

“Despite there being a large number of children present during the inspection, the club was quiet and calm. Staff worked well as a team and were courteous to each other. Staff told us that they were supported by their manager.”

Kidscene caters for children with and without disabilities aged 4-16. Based at the Royal Blind School’s Canaan Lane campus, it has excellent facilities including two large play rooms, soft play areas, a swimming pool, sensory garden and an outdoor multi-use games area.

Staff are trained to work with a range of disabilities and additional support needs including visual impairment and autism.

Find out more about Kidscene here. 

Download Kidscene's latest Care Inspectorate report.