Care Commission report makes a splash in the press

Care Inspectorate Media Coverage

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A report released by the Care Commission has sparked a national debate on the quality of Scotland’s care services.

The Sun, The Scotsman and the Daily Express were among the newspapers to bring the report’s findings to a combined audience of almost half a million Scots.

The report shows that there are many examples of good practice in the way young people are being cared for, with staff working well to help young people plan for their moving on from care and in gaining access to relevant health professionals.  

Nevertheless, it said that improvements do need to be made in certain key areas.

The Care Commission, established in 2002, regulates just under 15,000 care services who provides care to some 320,000 people.

The organisation is committed to regulating for improvement and developing a care sector that adheres to and exceeds the Scottish Government’s National Care Standards

Copies of the bulletins – called “The throughcare and aftercare provided for children and young people in residential care / The mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in residential care: Are services meeting the standards?” – are available from or on request to the press office.