Care Inspectorate office closures

Please be aware that the Care Inspectorate offices will be closed from 3pm on Monday 24 December 2018 and will reopen at 8am on Thursday 3 January 2019. If you need to get in touch with us please do so as soon as possible as we will be unable to respond to any queries during this time.

Please get in touch with our Contact Centre by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 0345 600 9527. 

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Appointment of Chief Executive, Care Inspectorate

Peter Macleod has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate.

Paul Edie, Chair, Care Inspectorate said: “I am delighted to confirm that Peter Macleod has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate, following a detailed and rigorous recruitment process.

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Preventing Infection in Care Trainer Programme

A trainer programme was developed in 2016 to support the implementation of learning from the Preventing Infection in Care DVD and to build local capacity to deliver the education programme.

The programme provides an opportunity for staff with an education remit working in care homes and adult day care services to enhance their knowledge and skills on infection prevention and control education and support them in implementing this into their local training provision.

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Scottish Social Services Awards 2019

The 2019 Scottish Social Services Awards will open in the New Year, inviting individuals, teams and organisations working across social services to enter or nominate someone worthy of an accolade.

Building on the success of the previous 2 years, they still include 10 distinct categories, designed to acknowledge innovation and recognise work which helps vulnerable people in our communities. We are looking for those who strive to make change happen, demonstrate a different or enlightened approach and the bright sparks of the future.

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Gender equal play in early learning and childcare

Children across Scotland are to benefit from a drive to promote gender equal play in early learning and childcare settings.

The Care Inspectorate, Scotland’s scrutiny and improvement body for early learning and childcare services, and Zero Tolerance, a charity working to end men’s violence against women, have launched a campaign to encourage and positively promote gender equal play in early years settings.

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