Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care



The Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 set up the Care Commission, which registers and inspects all the services regulated under the Act, taking account of the national care standards issued by Scottish Ministers. It assesses applications from people who want to provide care homes for children and young people. It inspects the services to make sure that they are meeting the regulations and in doing so will take account of the national care standards.

The Act created the Scottish Social Services Council which was established on 1 October 2001. The Council has the duty of promoting high standards of conduct and practice among social services workers, and in their education and training.

The care standards for services for children and young people are:

  • Adoption Agencies
  • Care Homes for Children and Young People
  • Child Care Agencies
  • Early Education and Childcare up to the age of 16.

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