This year's annual returns will be available to service providers for completion between 18 January and 28 February 2021. 

This is slightly later than usual to allow us to prepare for the next phase of the registration digital app which we aim to launch in January.  Allowing time for this means we have been able to remove some sections of the annual returns.

Read more about what will change in this year’s annual return.

Each year, we ask you to complete an annual return. This gives us important information that helps us plan, inform and carry out our inspections. We share some of the information with other organisations, such as the Scottish Social Services Council and the Scottish Government, and we use it to produce several statistical publications that you can view on our website.

The annual returns will be available for services to complete through our online eForms system.  All services must complete their annual returns electronically, using the Care Inspectorate’s eForms system. You can access this here.

Even inactive services must submit an annual return. 

If you have any questions about the annual returns, please read our frequently asked questions,  or call our contact centre on 0345 600 9527.