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Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS)

The SCSWIS, informally known at The Care Inspectorate, is the independent regulator of care services in Scotland.  Established under The Public Services Reform Scotland Act 2010, it registers and inspects all care services using the National Care Standards to ensure compliance.

The SCSWIS regulate everything from childminding services to care homes and domiciliary care agencies. Their purpose is to uphold safety and high standards in the delivery of care, whilst ensuring that a robust regulatory system is in place for all providers.

Central to the work of the SCSWIS is the recipient of care.  The National Care Standards are underpinned by a set of key principles which establish what a care establishment must seek to always achieve in the delivery of care: Dignity, Privacy, Choice, Safety, Realising Potential and Equality and Diversity.