Regulation and inspections from external bodies

The Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body which supports improvement. They look at the quality of care in Scotland to ensure it meets high standards. If they find that improvement is needed, they support services to make positive changes.

They have 600 staff working across Scotland, specialising in health and social care, early learning and childcare, social work, children’s services, and community justice.

Some of their work includes:

  • Inspection of individual care services such as care homes for adults, sheltered housing  and housing/homeless support
  • Inspecting how care is provided across areas
  • Support improvement and drive up standards

To see full details, you can visit the Care Inspectorate website