Strategic Justice Team: Overview report 2018 – 2021


The Care Inspectorate has today published an overview report on the first three years of justice related scrutiny and assurance work. 

The landmark report provides an overview of inspections which initially focussed on evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of court-imposed community payback orders in five local authority areas across Scotland.  


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Staff Vacancies in Care Services 2020


The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have today published new figures on the levels of staff vacancies in Scotland’s social care services. It shows the level of reported vacancies in social care is more than three times that across all types of employers.

The annual ‘Staff Vacancies in Care Services 2020’ report provides a national overview of vacancy levels reported by care services registered with the Care Inspectorate. 


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Blog - Erskine's Pauline McIntyre on Infection Prevention and Control


Healthcare Improvement Scotland has been working with the Care Inspectorate and partners from across health and social care to develop new infection prevention and control (IPC) standards. Here, Pauline McIntyre, Deputy Director of Care at Erskine, a charity caring for veterans in four care homes across Scotland, shares her experience of supporting the development of the new standards and why they are important in social care.


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Annual returns guidance now available


This year's annual returns will be available to service providers for completion between 10 January and 20 March 2022. Please note this now includes an additional four weeks from the original deadline due to the ongoing pressures services are experiencing.

We have now published the following information and guidance to assist providers.

  • Changes to annual returns 2021-22
  • Annual returns – frequently asked questions

More information about the annual returns can be found here.


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GTC Scotland - Vacancy Opportunity


The General Teaching Council for Scotland are advertising for the post of Senior Education Officer (National Race Diversity Lead) - further information can be found here.

The closing date for applications is 09:00 Monday 13 December 2021.

Interviews are expected to take place in January 2022.


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