Social care inspection: consultation – themes and questions - easy read

We are calling for evidence to support the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation (IRISR) of social care support which will also include a range of in person and virtual stakeholder events. This easy read guide provides more information about the themes and questions in the consultation.

Theme 2 - What organisations need to be inspected and checked to see if they follow the rules

In Scotland, there are three main organisations that check and inspect social care support.

These organisation are called 'regulators'.

  • Care Inspectorate – makes the rules for care services in Scotland and inspects them to make sure they meet the right standards

They also do inspections with other regulators to check how well different organisations in local areas work to support adults and children.

  • Healthcare Improvement Scotland - the inspection and improvement regulator for health.

It also does inspections with the Care Inspectorate for example, inspections of Health and Social Care Partnerships.

  • Scottish Social Services Council the regulator for social workers, social care and early learning and childcare staff

It sets the standards for their practice and does training and education.


Do you feel there are services that should be inspected but are not?

If yes, please tell us:

  • which type of services?
  • why you think they should be inspected and have rules?
  • who should be responsible for this?



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