The Care Inspectorate provides a designated link team for local authorities and strategic partnerships. This is because there are multiple services of different types and a need for regular planned contact to discuss emerging issues across the breadth of their work.  Link teams consist of a strategic inspector, who is responsible for scrutiny carried out at authority or strategic partnership level; a relationship manager for adult care services and complaints about care services; and a relationship manager for children’s care services and registration.  

Relationship managers also provide a designated point of contact for larger providers who operate multiple services.  

Managers responsible for services for children also link to each of the six regional collaboratives that have now been established across the country.  

Named strategic link inspectors and relationship managers can be found here.  

Find information on the link inspector role for council and partnership staff here

You can get information about the link inspector for a particular local authority area by e-mailing the strategic support team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.