Each year, we ask services 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.

This year's annual returns will be available to service providers for completion between 10 January and 20 February 2022. 

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 eForms system. You can access this here.

Even inactive services must submit an annual return. 

Further information and guidance about annual returns will be made available in the coming weeks.