New Scrutiny Assessment Tool (SAT)


We are introducing a new Scrutiny Assessment Tool (SAT) to replace our current risk assessment tool (RAD) and our Covid-19 SAT.


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Meet our new involvement adviser


We'd like you to meet our new involvement adviser Julie, who has written a blog for Care Experienced Week about being interviewed by our young inspection volunteers. 

"Hello, I’m Julie Brown and on 28 October 2021 I joined the Care Inspectorate as the involvement adviser for children and young people. I’m based in Edinburgh where I live with my partner Ross and daughter Cara.  In my spare time I enjoy walking in woods and swimming in reservoirs and lochs, usually with my best friend - Archie the border terrier. I sing and play guitar (badly) and my favourite time of year is Halloween! 


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The Care Inspectorate Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 2 of 2021/22


The Care Inspectorate Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 2 of 2021/22 has now been released. This is updated quarterly and presents data on the number of registered care services, new registrations and cancellations, complaints about care services and quality theme grades all by care service type and or service sector.

All content is available under the Open Government License, unless otherwise stated. More information on this license is available here. 


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Help shape our new Corporate Plan


We have just launched a formal consultation about our new Corporate Plan, which will cover the three-year period from 2022 – 2025. We want to hear what you think to help shape and inform our new plan.

Since early 2020, the world has been significantly impacted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we have had to significantly adapt our ways of working.


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Reviewing and learning from the deaths of children and young people in Scotland


Scotland has a higher mortality rate for under 18s than any other Western European country, with over 300 children and young people dying every year. It is estimated that around a quarter of those deaths could be prevented.

Scottish Government requested that Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate work together to establish a system for reviewing and learning from the circumstances surrounding the deaths of all children and young people in Scotland. Based within the context of a National Hub, the programme aims to:

  • ensure that the death of every child in Scotland is subject to a quality review
  • improve the experience and engagement with families and carers, and
  • channel learning from current review processes across Scotland that could direct action to help reduce preventable deaths.

The new local and national arrangements came into force on 1 October 2021 and will mean that for the first time in Scotland, reviews will be conducted on the deaths of all live born children up to their 18th birthday, or 26th birthday for care leavers who are in receipt of continuing care or aftercare services at the time of their death.


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