Social care - Practitioner and Stakeholder Panel minutes: March 2023

Minutes of the Practitioner and Stakeholder Panel meeting held on 14 March 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)

Practitioner and Stakeholder Panel Members (the panel)

  • British Association of Social Workers
  • Care Home Relatives Group 
  • Coalition of Care and Support Providers (CCPS) 
  • Inclusion Scotland
  • People Led Policy Panel
  • Queens Nursing Institute Scotland 
  • Scottish Care
  • Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
  • Social Work Scotland
  • STUC
  • The Health and Social Care Alliance (The Alliance)
  • The Promise Scotland
  • The Royal College of Nursing Scotland
  • The Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance Network 

Scottish Government personnel and secretariat 

  • Kerry Brooks
  • Arlene Crockett
  • Daniel Nagy 


  • Adoption UK
  • Carer Centres Managers Network
  • Coalition of Carers in Scotland
  • National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Scotland 
  • Scottish Adoption
  • Self-Directed Support Scotland 
  • SIAA

Items and actions

Remarks by Sue Bruce, Chair of the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation of Social Care

The Chair of the Review thanked the panel for their commitment to the monthly panel meetings and their role as laid out by the Terms of Reference. The Chair of the Review also emphasised the importance of contributions made by panel members through discussions and the sharing of relevant literature and encouraged them to continue to do so.

Approval of minutes from February meeting

The panel approved the minutes.

Looking at themes: Theme 4 - How will we know systems are working?

A discussion took place about theme 4 with panel members sharing their experience and expertise.

The panel considered how information can assist people in making decisions about social care support and what aspects were fundamental in developing a framework that was efficient, inclusive and accessible.

The panel recognised that reflecting the impact of technology on inspection, scrutiny and regulation of social care was important. This led to discussions about enhancing the use of data, the role of digital in social care support and accessibility of information.

Any other business

A member of the secretariat confirmed that work around payment for people with lived experience was complete – relevant panel members will be contacted shortly in this regard.

Next meeting

The next panel meeting will take place on: Tuesday 11th April (10:00 – 12:00) via Teams. 

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