Message from Jackie Irvine, Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate


Dear Colleagues

During this festive season, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all staff working in social work, social care and children and young people’s services throughout the country for their continuing professionalism and commitment to caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and in the most challenging of circumstances.

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Updated guidance for employers recruiting people with refugee status


The Care Inspectorate and Scottish Social Services Council have updated their guidance for employers when recruiting people with refugee status for paid or voluntary work in any registered social care service.

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Annual returns FAQs now available


This year's annual returns will be available to service providers for completion between 9 January and 19 February 2023. We have now published the following information and guidance to assist providers.

 More information about the annual returns can be found here.

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A joint inspection of services for children and young people at risk of harm in Highland


A joint inspection of services for children and young people at risk of harm in the Highland area has identified a range of improvements that are needed, along with some strengths.  

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Significant Case Review, Angus Health and Social Care Partnership


The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland have published a report commissioned by the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care in relation to a Significant Case Review (SCR) carried out by Angus Health and Social Care Partnership.

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