Additional inspector recruitment open day

We are holding an additional Inspector Open Day on Wednesday 24th October at the Pulteneytown Peoples Project, Pulteney Centre, Huddart Street, Wick, KW1 5BA between 6.30-7.30pm. 

We are currently recruiting for Inspectors and this is an ideal opportunity to discuss this with current post-holders.

Team Managers and Senior Inspectors will also be on-hand and there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions on an informal basis regarding the benefits of working with the Care Inspectorate.

We look forward to welcoming you. 


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Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 2 of 2018/19

The Care Inspectorate Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 2 of 2018/19 have now been released. This presents data on the number of registered care services, new registrations and cancellations, complaints about care services and quality theme grades all by care service type and or service sector. This is updated on a quarterly basis.

All content is available under the Open Government License, unless otherwise stated. More information on this license is available here


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Blog: A new team will lead on scrutiny and assurance of community justice and criminal justice social work

By Kevin Mitchell, Executive Director of Scrutiny & Assurance

The Care Inspectorate has now put a new strategic scrutiny team in place to lead on scrutiny and assurance activity for community justice and criminal justice social work in Scotland, following a request from the Scottish Government.

There will be two strands to the team’s work. During 2018-19 one strand will focus on supporting and validating self-evaluation of community justice in Scotland and the other will focus on inspection of criminal justice social work services, with particular attention on community payback orders. Our intention is to provide a transparent and robust approach to scrutiny and inspection.


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Inspector recruitment open days

Come along to one of our Open Days on Thursday 18th October. 

  • Aberdeen office (48 Huntly Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1SH) from 6.30pm - 8.30pm

or

  • Inverness office (Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW) from 11am - 2pm. 

We are currently recruiting for Inspectors and this is an ideal opportunity to discuss this with current post-holders.

Team Managers and Senior Inspectors will also be on-hand and there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions on an informal basis regarding the benefits of working with the Care Inspectorate.

We look forward to welcoming you to our office.


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Seeing the wood for the trees

As part of our ongoing work with Scottish Government promoting the development of outdoor play for children, we have published ‘Seeing the wood for the trees’.

This is an academic paper that charts how the regulation of early learning and childcare has evolved to improve children’s experience of outdoor play. The paper will contribute to the growing body of knowledge on the scrutiny of care and will be added to the course materials for the Professional Development Award.  There is considerable interest in the role that we are playing in supporting the flourishing of outdoor play in Scotland. For example, the Lawson Foundation is funding us to give a keynote address at a conference in Canada and our presentation will be based on this paper.

Read the paper here


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