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Care Inspections Written Answer, 18/11/11 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jackie Baillie's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive how many Care Inspectorate (a) inspectors and (b) senior inspectors are directly involved in the inspection of (i) older people’s and (ii) children’s care services.

Consultation on Regulations Relating to the Establishment of Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS) and Heal
The Scottish Government is consulting on regulations drafted under the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 relating to the establishment of Social Care and Social Work Scotland (SCSWIS) and Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). Consultation to 5 November 2010.

Early Years Framework Written Answer, 05/08/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Margaret Smith's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive what action it took following the publication of the Early Years Framework to ensure that the Care Commission develop early intervention as an inspection focus for daycare of children services in 2009-10.

Early Years Framework Written Answer, 05/08/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Margaret Smith's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive what action it has taken since the publication of the Early Years Framework to ensure that HM Inspectorate of Education include early intervention and good practice as part of its report on aspects of the early years framework.

A Consultation Paper on Proposed Regulation of Care (Requirements as to Independent Healthcare Services) (Scotland) Regulations
Scottish Government consultation on proposals for a suite of regulations which will apply to all independent healthcare services regulated by the Care Commission. Consultation to 26 September 2008.

Child Care Written Answer, 15/03/07 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Fergus Ewing's (SNP) asking the Scottish Executive how long on average it takes the Care Commission to provide appropriate accreditation for those who apply to become childminders and what steps it will take to reduce them.

Inspectorate of Education Motion, 12/02/07 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 12 February 2007 by Brian Monteith (Ind) recognising the value of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIE).

Amendment to frequency of inspection for certain Care Services: Consultation analysis, 09/02/07 [S]
Analysis of the consultation on the proposal to vary the minimum frequency of inspection of certain care services by the Care Commission. Following consideration of the responses the Scottish Executive have decided that the frequency of inspection of certain care services by the Care Commission will be amended as proposed.

An inspection into the care and protection of children in Eilean Siar , 21/10/05 [S]
A report by the Social Work Inspection Agency (SWIA) into the care and protection of children in Eilean Siar. The Western Isles Child Protection Committee request the inspection following the arrest of 13 adults in October 2003 in relation to the alleged abuse of three children.

Child Care Inspections Written Answer, 02/02/05 [S]
Written answer given on 2 February 2005 in response to Des McNulty's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive whether a risk-based approach to inspection of child care and day-care provision, which would involve more frequent inspections for poorer-performing providers and longer intervals between inspections for better performers, would help ensure resources are targeted at high-risk providers while minimising the burden of inspections on others.