Report on Distance Placements

The Care Inspectorate has released a report with a series of recommendations to improve the lives of children experiencing care in distance placements. 


Distance placements refer to any child placed in a care setting outwith their home community, but the report gives emphasis to issues faced by children placed in Scotland from other parts of the UK.


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Infection prevention and control (IPC) standards published

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has published new IPC standards that apply to health and adult social care settings

The standards will act as a key component in the drive to reduce the risk of infections in health and social care in Scotland. They will support services to quality assure their IPC practice and approaches, and the IPC principles set out in the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual.

The Care Inspectorate will take account of the standards in our inspection and regulation of adult and older people’s care services including care homes.

The standards can be found here


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Care Inspectorate staff survey 2022


The Care Inspectorate and unions have commissioned a survey of staff. 

The Care Inspectorate is the independent scrutiny, assurance and improvement support body for social care, social work and early learning services in Scotland.

All of the organisation’s 600-plus staff were given the opportunity to respond to a survey about their experiences of working for the Care Inspectorate.

The survey, carried out between 14 March and 1 April 2022, received a response from 85% of staff (585 of 620).


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New board members announced


The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart, has announced the appointments of Charlotte Armitage, Audrey Cowie, Maria McGill and Rosie Moor as members of the Care Inspectorate board.

You can find out more about the new members of our board here.


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Care Inspectorate Corporate Plan 2022-25 published


Following a period of consultation, we have finalised and published our Corporate Plan 2022-25.


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