SCOTLAND’S social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate, has praised an Edinburgh-based fostering and adoption service. 

The services, provided by BAAF (Scotland), received top marks across the board at two consecutive inspections.

This included grades of ‘excellent’ for the quality of care and support provided.

In their inspection report, the Care Inspectorate noted: “BAAF (Scotland) provides a high quality service to its member agencies.

“They provide all members with a range of opportunities to learn and develop a range of services and support by helping them reflect and improve practice.

“This contributes to the improvement of practice in the provision of direct services to children and their families.

"Staff in the organisation are well respected and members value their expertise, skills and knowledge.”

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “Everyone in Scotland has the right to good quality, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights.

“The vast majority of care services in Scotland perform well, and where we encounter excellent services, it is vital we share good practice so that all care services in Scotland continue to improve and reach the high standards we expect.

“Anyone with a concern about a service can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527, anonymously if needed, and all information given to us helps us plan our inspections."

Notes to Editors

The full inspection report is available here: