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

Minute of Independent Review Panel meeting in March 2023 in easy read format.

Independent Review Panel Meeting - Minutes of meeting

Who was at the meeting?

Chair: Sue Bruce - Chair of the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation of Social Care in Scotland (IRISR)

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
  • Satjit Singh

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?

  • Gordon Black

Items and actions

Approval of minutes from the last meeting

An action is what will happen.

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

Update on analysis report

The Chair thanked the panel for their feedback on the first draft of the analysis report.

Analysis means to check something very carefully to understand it better.

The panel talked about the draft report, evidence, language and accessibility.

Draft means it is the first version.

Evidence is information that proves something is true.

There were no action points.

Drafting the report

Panel members shared their experience and knowledge when talking about how the report would be put together.

There were no action points.

Panel discussion - Theme 4 - How will we know systems are working?

The panel talked about theme 4 and shared their experience and knowledge.

The panel agreed it is important to give people and their families the right information about social care support so they can make decisions.

The panel talked about:

  • being able to easily get good facts, figures and information about social care inspections and rules
  • the important of facts, figures and information so that social care services can keep getting better

Date of next meeting

The next panel meeting will be on 18 April

from 11am to 1pm

at COSLA - 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH



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