Care Inspectorate Annual Returns 2021 – 22

This year’s annual returns are now available to service providers for completion from today until the 20 March 2022.

All service types must complete their annual returns electronically, using our eForms system


Even inactive services must submit an annual return

We no longer automatically downgrade services for failing to submit an annual return. This is because we do not believe that non-submission is necessarily a reflection of poor quality of service. We will, however, continue to publish details about submission or non-submission of annual returns within inspection reports. We also reserve the right to make a formal requirement relating to submission of an annual return, or in cases of serious or persistent non-compliance, to issue an improvement notice under s62 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, requiring its submission.

Please note that where the manager of the service has changed, you must formally notify the Care Inspectorate of the correct details. This can be done using our online digital portal.

If you have any questions about the annual returns, please read the CI frequently asked questions.

Find out what has changed in the 2021-22 annual return.