We regulate and inspect care services in Scotland to make sure that they meet the right standards.

Here is a list of the types of services we register.

  • Childminding
  • Daycare of children
  • Care homes for adults 
  • Care at home
  • Support services
  • Housing support
  • Adoption
  • Adult placement
  • Care homes for children
  • Childcare agency
  • Fostering
  • Nurse agency
  • Offender accommodation 
  • Schoolcare accommodation 
  • Secure care

To find out more about the definitions of each service click here

We also jointly inspect with other regulators to check how well different organisations in local areas work to support adults and children.  You can read more about our joint inspections of services for children and young people and our joint inspections of services for adults within the professionals area of our website.