Social care - Independent Review Panel minutes: November 2022

Minutes of the Independent Review Panel meeting held on 11 November 2022.

Attendees and apologies

Chair of the meeting

  • Dame 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)

  • Lee Knifton
  • Gordon Black
  • Megan Moffat
  • Paul Redfern
  • Lillian Cringles

Scottish Government personnel and secretariat

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


  • Neelam Bakshi
  • Satjit Singh
  • David Strang

Items and actions

Approval of previous minutes     

Minutes from previous meeting agreed and to be published on the IRISR website. 

Update on stakeholder engagement

Consider Community Justice Scotland and additional mental health organisations for bespoke stakeholder engagement events. 

Chair and Vice Chair to continue to meet with regulatory bodies throughout the review. 

Share a summary of the main themes arising from the stakeholder engagement events at the next panel meeting.

Emerging Early Themes

Proposal for a focus on ‘call for evidence’ themes 

The panel members to prepare for a discussion on ‘A person centred approach’. 

Any other business

Begin to structure the outline of the final report at the next panel meeting.

Next meeting

The next panel meeting will take place on Tuesday 13 December (11:00 – 13:00) in St Andrews House, Edinburgh. 

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