Social care - Independent Review Panel minutes: May 2023 - easy read

Minutes from the Independent Review Panel meeting on 9 May 2023.

Independent Review Panel Meeting - Minutes of meeting

Who was at the meeting?

Vice Chair: Stuart Currie - of the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation of Social Care in Scotland (IRISR)

Independent Review Panel Members (the panel)

  • David Strang
  • Kate Sang
  • Lee Knifton
  • Lillian Cringles
  • Megan Moffat
  • Neelam Bakshi
  • Paul Redfern

Scottish Government staff and secretariat

A secretariat is an admin team that gives support with meetings

  • Kerry Brooks
  • Arlene Crockett
  • Daniel Nagy
  • Iain MacAllister

Who could not come to the meeting?

  • Sue Bruce (Chair, Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation IRISR)

Items and actions

Approval of minutes from the last meeting

An action is what will happen.

Action: Minutes from April meeting agreed and will be published on the IRISR website.

The review progress so far

The Vice-Chair told the panel how work on drafting the report was going.

He and the Chair have spoken to many different people and organisations and met expert witnesses.

Expert witnesses are people who know a lot about social care.

This has given a lot of information that will support the Chair to give recommendations – what she thinks should happen.

There has also been a review of the main reports, and independent reviews.

The panel talked about how long work would take, and how the review report will be drafted and published.

Thoughts from the Chair

The Chair of the IRISR could not come to this meeting so this did not happen.

Is there anything else we need to talk about?

There was nothing else we needed to talk about.

Date of next meeting

The next panel meeting will be on 13 June

from 11am to 1pm

at COSLA - 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH



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