Who we inspect

We regulate and inspect care services in Scotland to make sure that they meet the right standards. 

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The UK (including Scotland) may be leaving the European Union in the coming months. This process is often known as 'Brexit'.

Brexit may have an effect on the way you live in Scotland and this could include changes to health and social care.

The Care Inspectorate is working with the Scottish Government and all other key stakeholders to take steps to prepare for these potential impacts, including producing up-to-date information on how Brexit may affect the quality of care that people in Scotland experience.

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Get involved with the Care Inspectorate

We believe we can make care better by working with people who have personal experience of those services. Volunteers get involved in many different areas of our work, including inspection. We are looking for people with a personal experience of care. So, if you have used a care service, or cared for someone close who used a care service, you could be just who we're looking for.

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Bogus callers

Occasionally, we receive reports of bogus callers, calling or visiting services and claiming to be inspectors from the Care Inspectorate. You can be sure that our inspectors are who they say they are by carrying out some simple identity checks or calling us on 0345 600 9527.

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Joint inspections of services across local areas

Jointly with other regulators and scrutiny bodies, we inspect a range of partnerships responsible for the overall delivery of health, social care and social work services across local areas. These partnership arrangements are generally between local authorities, NHS boards and other bodies such as police. For example, there are community planning partnerships, health and social care partnerships and adult protection partnerships.

Read our joint inspection reports here.

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