A PORT Glasgow care service which provides support for children with additional support needs and their families has been given a positive report by inspectors.

Play 4 All, which operates from Craigmarloch School, received an unannounced visit from the Care Inspectorate in November last year.

The service aims to provide affordable out of school care for up to 15 school-age children.

Following visits over the course of two days, inspectors rated the service’s care, play and learning, setting, and staff team as ‘very good’, with its leadership achieving a ‘good’ rating.

Their report stated that the children and young people attending the sessions felt ‘safe, secure and included’, and that Play 4 All provided a ‘valuable service’ and ‘high quality care’.

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The Care Inspectorate said there were ‘strong connections’ between the service and families, with children and young people benefitted from a ‘passionate and knowledgeable’ staff team.

The report states: “Staff were extremely committed to their roles at Play 4 All.

“They were passionate and enthusiastic about ensuring all children and young people achieve their potential.

“The deployment of the staff team enabled them to be fully engaged and present in children's care, play and learning.

“We observed staff maintaining very good supervision through effective and respectful communication.”

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Inspectors said the manager was ‘motivated’ to provide a quality service and that they ‘worked hard to create conditions where people felt confident to initiate change’.

The report added: “We would encourage the new manager to revisit the vision, values and aims of the setting including the views of children young people, families, staff, and other partners.

“This would support an updated shared vision to ensure the setting is continually meeting the needs of children, young people and their families.

The Care Inspectorate also advised Play 4 All to push forward with improvement and action plans, which have already been devised, to "ensure the service continues to improve".