Social care - Independent Review Panel minutes: January 2023

Minutes of the meeting of the group on 10 January 2023.

Attendees and apologies

Chair of the meeting

  • 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
  • Gordon Black
  • Kate Sang
  • Lee Knifton
  • Lillian Cringles
  • Megan Moffat
  • Neelam Bakshi
  • Satjit Singh

Scottish Government personnel and secretariat 

  • Iain MacAllister
  • Kerry Brooks
  • Arlene Crockett
  • Laura Ferguson

Items and actions

Approval of minutes from December meeting

The panel approved the minutes and agreed to publish these on the IRISR website.

Update on impact assessments

The Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) will be updated based on feedback from the panel.

Update on stakeholder engagement

The Chair and Vice Chair shared an update on the expert witness meetings that have taken place. The panel suggested other individuals and organisations for the Chair and Vice Chair to engage with.

The secretariat team will present a summary about the IRISR stakeholder engagement at the February meeting.

Update on stakeholder analysis

The secretariat will share the initial summaries about the stakeholder engagement with the panel on Objective Connect.

The panel and secretariat to continue to add relevant research and links to case studies on Objective Connect.

Panel discussion - theme 2: what needs to be inspected, scrutinised and regulated?

The panel members shared their expertise and opinions regarding what needs to be inspected, scrutinised and regulated across social care services.

The next panel discussion will be: How should inspection, scrutiny and regulation be carried out?

Next meeting

The next panel meeting will take place on: Thursday 2nd February (11:00 – 13:00) at COSLA Conference Centre. 

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