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Scotland’s New Health & Social Care Standards


PLEASE NOTE: This event is now full, although Aberdeen Branch will be operating a waiting list. Please contact them directly to express your interest should a place become available.

A workshop style event to explore what the New Standards mean for Early Learning & Childcare Services, to discuss how they can be used as a tool to improve the experiences of children and how will they be implemented by the Care Inspectorate?

Monday, 20 November, 2017
7.00 – 8.30pm (approximate times)
Lecture Room MR028 - James Scotland Suite MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen
Henry Mathias
Members: free; Non-Members: £10.00; Students: £5.00 Cheques should be made payable to Early Education – Aberdeen Branch. Any queries and requests for invoices should be directed to the email address below. Please only reserve for definite applicants. If, for unforeseen circumstances, you need to cancel your place, notification would be appreciated. Please contact us by email at
How to book: 
Please return the tear-off slip in Downloads no later than Friday 17th November 2017 to: Zoe Sadler, 2 Bressay Drive, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9WQ or request a place via the email link.
Speaker Bios: 

Henry Mathias started work as a full-time dad, then established a successful childcare business before becoming an early years inspector.  Qualified in social work, he has built up considerable experience and expertise regulating and improving care. 

After transferring from the Care Commission, Henry managed the National Registration team and achieved positive outcomes for older people following the collapse of Southern Cross.  He then returned to his early years leadership role and has been influential in changing the culture of regulation from measuring compliance with provider inputs to assessing and improving experiences of children.  For example, he has taken a lead role busting myths about our approach to risk and play and improving our reputation with external partners.  This involved producing ‘My World Outdoors’, a good practice resource promoting outdoor play as part of the Care Inspectorate’s aim to improve as well as regulate services.   

Alongside his role as Strategic Lead for Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards, Henry is currently leading the development of further early learning and childcare practice resources, such as ‘our Creative Journey’. 

Event type: 
Evening event
In stock