Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2021-22


About the Inquiry

At the start of the Parliamentary Session, the Committee agreed to adopt a full year budgeting approach, building an element of budget scrutiny into all aspects of its work, as detailed in its 2nd report, 2016 (Session 5) Health and Social Care Integration Budgets.

The Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament scrutinises the spending of approximately 50% of the Scottish Budget.  The Committee has agreed to undertake pre-budget scrutiny of the 2021-22 budget while considering the impact of COVID-19 on the Health and Social Care 20/21 settlement.  The Committee intends to take evidence from relevant bodies in August and September.


How well is the Care Inspectorate fulfilling its statutory roles?

The Health and Sport Committee is looking into the work of the Care Inspectorate in relation to adult social care as well as its role and response during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to hear from care providers on experiences between March - June 2020 and what can be learned from these. We are also interested in views on the wider role and contribution of the Care Inspectorate in strategic reform of adult social care.

The experiences shared will support the Committee to question the Care Inspectorate at a Committee meeting on Tuesday 25 August 2020.


1. Considering the pandemic, and its impact on social care services, what role should the Care Inspectorate have in ensuring those receiving adult care and support services are better protected? 

2. What role should the Care Inspectorate have in creating a more resilient and sustainable adult social care sector?

You will be asked to provide up to three main points in your response to each question. 

Please note, this is not the call for views for the Committee’s inquiry into social care. More information on that separate inquiry is available here

How to submit your views

The call for views will be available on Citizen Space, an online consultation platform and will close on Monday 10 August 2020. Please use this link to submit your views through Citizen Space.  

Before making a submission, please read our privacy notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you about how we process your personal data. 

If you are under 12 years of age, please read this privacy notice.   

The Scottish Parliament and its Committees value diversity and seek to work towards committee witnesses being broadly representative of Scotland’s society. As such we encourage members of underrepresented groups to submit written evidence If you need advice, please contact the Clerks on the email address:  [email protected].  

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.

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