Social care - Independent Review Panel minutes: April 2023

Minutes from the meeting held on the 18 April 2023.

Attendees and apologies

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

Independent Review Panel Members (the panel)

  • David Strang
  • Megan Moffat
  • Neelam Bakshi
  • Paul Redfern

Scottish Government personnel and secretariat 

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

Why Research

  • Rory Hunter
  • Sue Granville


  • Kate Sang
  • Lee Knifton
  • Lillian Cringles
  • Satjit Singh

Items and actions

Presentation by Why Research

Why Research delivered a presentation outlining their core findings and key themes that emerged from the data analysed from the Stakeholder Engagement evidence.

Approval of minutes from March meeting

The panel approved the minutes.

Drafting the IRISR report

The Chair updated the panel as to progress so far in drafting the report.

Theme five - how will systems of inspection scrutiny and regulation support the workforce

A discussion took place about theme 5 with panel members sharing their experience and expertise.

The panel explored ways in which the workforce can be involved in processes of inspection, scrutiny and regulation in a way that supports them and the continuous improvement of social care support services

Any other business

No other business was raised.

Next meeting

The next panel meeting will take place on Tuesday 9 May 2023 from 11 am to 1pm at COSLA office. 

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