HMICS participation in Adult Support and Protection Inspection Programme

12 February 2020

In line with the Scottish Government led improvement plan, further scrutiny and assurance of adult support and protection is being undertaken across Scotland. This builds on the first joint inspections of six adult protection partnerships, which took place in 2017/18 and were published in July 2018.

Phase 1 of the programme is a two-year inspection timetable, developed to provide baseline information across the 26 adult protection partnerships not previously inspected.

The inspection programme will be led by Care Inspectorate in collaboration with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) and Healthcare improvement Scotland (HIS).           

The purpose of this joint inspection is to seek assurance that adults at risk of harm in Scotland are supported and protected by existing national and local adult support and protection arrangements. The inspection programme is one element of an overall Scottish Government improvement plan.

Details can be found on the Care Inspectorate website. The website provides an overview of the inspection, a link to the quality indicator framework, and a link to the planned inspection programme for April 2020-March 2021.