Our learning session, Quality Improvement throughout the child and young person’s journey, took place on 15 and 16 November 2016 with 2016 being the first ‘official’ Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative learning session. Teachers, health care professionals, early years’ and third sector practitioners gathered to learn and share their quality improvement work, to discuss how quality improvement can be used as a method for delivering policy priorities and how we can work together to ‘make Scotland the best place to grow up and learn’.
We have been aligning the three quality improvement programmes: the Maternity and Children Quality Improvement Collaborative (MCQIC), the Early Years Collaborative (EYC) and Raising Attainment for All (RAFA), in recognition of the connections being made at a local level. The learning session looked at collaborating for quality improvement, which was also the theme of our storyboards.
John Swinney MSP, the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills and Mark McDonald MSP, the Minister for Childcare and Early Years joined the event and we had a range of excellent quality improvement projects to share, a variety of policy and quality improvement themed breakouts and reflections from our first ever Quality Improvement Awards!
The 2017 Learning Session will launch shortly. Attendance will be co‑ordinated by a lead contact in your CPP. If you are unsure who your lead contact is – please contact Elise MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org).