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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Spotlight on Social Care as Independent Reviewer Appointed

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Fresh look at inspection and regulation of social care.

A leading public policy expert has been appointed to conduct an independent review of the way social care is regulated.

Dame Sue Bruce – who has been the Chief Executive of three councils – will oversee the Independent Review of Inspection Scrutiny and Regulation, which will draw on the knowledge of people with first-hand experience of care services to ensure they meet people’s needs.

She will chair the review, supported by Stuart Currie, former CoSLA Health and Social Care spokesperson.

This is in line with the findings of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care (IRASC), which recommended a more flexible approach to inspection and regulation.

Social Care Minister Kevin Stewart said:

“We want to end the postcode lottery of care and build a National Care Service that best serves the people that will use and work in it.

“It’s vitally important that we take the excellent work I know is happening every day and roll that out right across Scotland in a formal way.

“I am very pleased Dame Sue Bruce can bring her wealth of experience in public administration to offer a fresh perspective on how we can maintain these standards.”

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