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We are the national regulator for care services in Scotland. We also inspect the social work services provided by local authorities and we carry out joint inspections with partner organisations.

We are here to:

  • provide assurance and protection for people who use services, their families and carers and the wider public
  • play a key part in improving services for adults and children across Scotland
  • act as a catalyst for change and innovation
  • promote good practice.

People have the right to expect the highest quality of care and their rights promoted and protected. It is our job to drive up standards of care and social work services through regulation and inspection.

Choose from the menu items on the left to find the information you need to deliver care and social work services.

Our website, The Hub offers a wide range of resources to support services to learn, innovate and improve.


Please note that if your service is closing or has closed for summer break for 6 weeks or more, your date for submission for your self-assessment has been extended until 30 September 2016.