Publication of Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation

The independent review has published its recommendations, which can be read here.

Jackie Irvine, Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate, said: “We welcome the publication of the recommendations of the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation.  

“Our scrutiny, assurance and quality improvement work is focused on ensuring that everyone experiences care that is tailored to their needs, is outcomes focused and promotes people’s rights and choices.  

“We will take time to consider the recommendations carefully and examine where we can further develop aspects of our role to continue to support those experiencing care, support and learning opportunities.  

“We look forward to working with the Scottish Government, partners across the sector and those experiencing care to support the work that is taken forward from the review.”

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Secure care pathway review

Timely support is not always available for children and young people with experience of - or who may require - secure care, according to a new report by the Care Inspectorate.

The Secure Care Pathway Review found that availability and access to the right kind of educational, legal, health and community support is essential in preventing young people going into or returning to a secure care setting.

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Care surveys: How good is your care?

Survey for people who use care homes for adults and older people

We want people to be able to meaningfully engage with our inspections in care homes for adults and older people, in the way that suits them best.

We have developed a care survey for people who use care services. We have also developed surveys for relatives, carers and staff and other professionals who help to support people in your service.

These will replace the old care standards questionnaires and link to our quality frameworks for care services.

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Self-evaluation webinars for people working in or providing adult care services

As part of our winter preparedness series of webinars to support the sector, we are hosting two sessions focused on self-evaluation for people working in or providing adult care services.  

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Staff vacancies in care services 2022

The percentage of care services reporting staff vacancies has increased to the highest level since publication of figures began in 2017. According to a new report published by the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council nearly half (49%) of all care services in Scotland reported having vacancies at the end of 2022.

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