Chinese delegation learns from Scottish care watchdog.   

 SCOTLAND'S care watchdog has welcomed a fact-finding mission from the People’s Republic of China to the Care Inspectorate’s Dundee HQ. 

The visitors were briefed on how Scotland regulates and inspects care services.

The 12 delegates from China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs came to Scotland as part a research programme. 

As the world’s most populous nation, China is experiencing a host of challenges associated with an increasing elderly population.

And Scotland’s social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate is in a unique position to give an overview of Scotland’s approach to the regulation and inspection of care services for the elderly. 

The visitors were given an introduction to the work of the Care Inspectorate from Karen Anderson, the watchdog’s depute chief executive.

They also heard from the Inspectorate’s director of inspection, Robert Peat, on regulation and inspection of care homes. 

The Care Inspectorate’s depute chief executive, Karen Anderson, said: “Everyone has the right to good quality care which meets their needs and respects their rights, and we believe this is true no matter where you live.

“China, Scotland and many other countries share similar challenges as we face up to the need to provide good quality care to increasing numbers of older people in the best possible way.

“Regulation and inspection are crucial tools as we seek to improve the care journey for people using services, and we were delighted to share our knowledge and experience of best practice with our guests to support their development of high quality care.”