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Regulation of Care and Sponsorship Team
Care, Support and Rights Division

St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh EH1 3DG
Tel: 0131 244 3546
Email: standardsandsponsorship@gov.scot


Primary Legislation

The Care Inspectorate draws its power from the Public Services reform (Scotland) Act 2010.

The overarching aim of the Act is to simplify and improve Scotland's public services by:

  • Helping to simplify and improve Scotland's complex landscape of public bodies by dissolving some smaller bodies and merging others with similar functions
  • Providing a legislative process for Parliament to make further necessary structural changes to public bodies
  • Providing a power to remove and reduce unnecessary burdens on businesses and the wider economy
  • Establishing more effective structures for the improvement and scrutiny of health, social care and social work
  • Ensuring improvement and scrutiny bodies work together and are focused on the user

Secondary Legislation

Scottish Ministers are given powers to make secondary legislation (SSIs) under the Act. These may be regulations, Orders or Rules. The following gives links to the main secondary legislation made under the 2010 Act:

The full set of relevant regulations are also available.