New board members announced

The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart, has announced the appointments of Charlotte Armitage, Audrey Cowie, Maria McGill and Rosie Moor as members of the Care Inspectorate board.

You can find out more about the new members of our board here.

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Care Inspectorate staff survey 2022

The Care Inspectorate and unions have commissioned a survey of staff. 

The Care Inspectorate is the independent scrutiny, assurance and improvement support body for social care, social work and early learning services in Scotland.

All of the organisation’s 600-plus staff were given the opportunity to respond to a survey about their experiences of working for the Care Inspectorate.

The survey, carried out between 14 March and 1 April 2022, received a response from 85% of staff (585 of 620).

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Consultation on our draft quality framework for nurse agencies

We are developing new ways of inspecting the quality of care and support, to help support improved services for people experiencing care.

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Care Inspectorate Corporate Plan 2022-25 published

Following a period of consultation, we have finalised and published our Corporate Plan 2022-25.

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Care Inspectorate – Unpaid Carer Inquiry

It is estimated that before the Covid-19 pandemic there were around 700,000 to 800,000 unpaid carers in Scotland. Recent polls suggest this may now have risen to over a million. Unpaid carers are a vital part of the health and social care system, however caring responsibilities affect many carers’ mental and physical health. The Care Inspectorate is carrying out a national inquiry into adult unpaid carers experiences of social work and social care.

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