Information about inspections for young people and parents has been released by the Inspectorate this month.
The right of children and young people to participate in decisions on all matters affecting them is clear in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). Article 12 relates to the child’s right to express their views freely and to have their views given due weight. As inspection is a matter affecting children, the Inspectorate acknowledges that children are entitled to have their views sought, listened to and taken into account during inspection.
During inspections, inspectors talk with students and parents. To help them to understand what an inspection is, and to interact confidently with inspectors, the Inspectorate has put together some resources, which were informed by consultation with children/young people and parents. These resources are available here and include:
You can also find the leaflet for students and parents below.