Information and data

The Care Inspectorate values your information and data and that of our partners. To find out how, what, why and when we process personal data please see our privacy notice.

We have also published our Information Governance Policy and our Data Protection Policy and our Records Management Plan was submitted and assessed by the Keeper of the Records for Scotland and the report is available via their website here.  

We are happy to answer your enquiries about data and information so please use the request form by clicking the request portal link below.

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 If you wish to understand a little more about the type of enquiries that can be submitted to Information Governance through this portal, please find a summary here.

This request portal is for members of the public, data subjects, public bodies including Police Scotland, SSSC, NMC Service Providers, Service users and any one else that may want to ask for, or about, our information. 

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International Links

The issues facing the care sector in Scotland are common to those faced in other countries.  Rising expectations of care, demographic changes and increased public scrutiny on the quality of care all contribute to changing patterns of care practice.

The Hub is a great resource to find our up-to-date information, examples and illustrations of high-quality care in Scotland.  There is no charge for using The Hub, so please feel free to do so.

The Care Inspectorate receives frequent requests from regulators, inspection agencies and improvement bodies who are interested in improving the quality of social care and social work.  Our inspectors are regularly invited to participate in a variety of events and activities abroad.  They also regularly receive international visitors who are interested in their work and, in particular, in their approaches to evaluation. 

Arranging a visit

If you would like to visit us to find out more about our work in this area please complete the application form below, and send the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please note that there may be a charge for your visit. We require at least 8 weeks' notice to arrange a visit.

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Our offices

We have 11 offices throughout Scotland with our headquarters based in Dundee.

You can find the address, location and telephone numbers for each office below.

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Press Office

Any media enquiries should be directed to our press office by: 

  • Telephone: 01382 207171 
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will respond to media enquiries during normal office hours (09:00 - 17:00, Monday – Friday). 



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