Social care - Practitioner and Stakeholder Panel minutes: March 2023 - easy read

Minute of Practitioner and Stakeholder meeting in March 2023 in easy read format.

Practitioner and Stakeholder Panel Meeting

Minutes of meeting: March 14 2023

A practitioner is a member of staff.

A stakeholder is someone from an organisation or group that supports our work.

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)

In the rest of this document this will be called 'the review'.

Practitioner and Stakeholder 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 Cares Alliance (The Alliance)
  • The Promise Scotland
  • The Royal College of Nursing Scotland
  • The Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance Network

Scottish Government secretariat

A secretariat is an admin team that gives support with meetings

  • Kerry Brooks
  • Arlene Crockett
  • Daniel Nagy

Who could not come to the meeting?

Practitioners and Stakeholders from:

  • 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 IRISR

The Chair of the review:

  • thanked the panel for taking part in the monthly panel meetings and for the work they do
  • said how important it is that panel members:
    • give information and talk about things
    • share useful pieces of writing about the things they are talking about

Approval of minutes from the last meeting

An action is what will happen.

Action: The panel agreed the minutes from the February meeting and they will be published on the IRISR website.

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

The panel talked about theme 4 with panel members sharing their experience and knowledge.

The panel talked about:

  • how information can support people to make decisions about social care support
  • what were the most important things needed to have a work plan that:
  • works well
  • is inclusive – that everyone can be part of and have the same choices and chances
  • is accessible – that people can easily get information that they understand

The panel agreed it was important to recognise that technology has had a big effect on the inspection of social care.

Technology is machines, equipment and information.

The panel then talked about:

  • using facts, figures and information
  • using digital ways of working in social care support

Digital means things that use the internet like computers or smart phones.

  • accessible information

Is there anything else we need to talk about?

A member of the secretariat said that work around payment for people with lived experience was complete.

Panel members will be contacted about this soon.

Date of next meeting

The next panel meeting will be on

11 April

from 10am to 12noon

on Teams.



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