What the Care Inspectorate does
The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care services to make sure they meet the right standards. It also works with providers to help them improve their service and make sure everyone gets safe, high-quality care that meets their needs.
It also carries out joint inspections with other regulators to check how well different organisations in local areas are working to support adults and children. It helps ensure that social care services, including criminal justice social work, meet high standards.
The Care Inspectorate publishes inspection reports for every care service in Scotland. You can read these free of charge on their website.
Care services are not allowed to operate unless they're registered with the Care Inspectorate.
The information was last updated on: 15th February 2016