Inspectors of Services

The Inspectors of Services National Occupational Standards (NOS) have been developed specifically for those working as inspectors of health and social care, early years and childcare services.

For ease of use the standards have been grouped into functional areas.

Provide information, advice and guidance on regulation and registration
ReferenceStandard
SCDINSPA1
moreProvide information, advice and guidance about inspection activities
Assess applications for registration of services
ReferenceStandard
SCDINSPB1
moreManage suitability for registration through evaluation of application
Inspect services
ReferenceStandard
SCDINSPC1
morePlan inspection of service
SCDINSPC2
moreWork with service providers to carry out self-assessment
SCDINSPC3
moreInspect services
SCDINSPC4
moreManage challenges to inspection findings
SCDINSPC5
moreManage personal caseload as an inspector
Manage concerns and complaints
ReferenceStandard
SCDINSPD1
moreEvaluate information of concern received about provider services
SCDINSPD2
morePlan investigation of service
SCDINSPD3
moreContribute to investigation of service failures
Secure compliance through enforcement
ReferenceStandard
SCDINSPE1
morePromote compliance through use of regulatory framework
SCDINSPE2
moreSupport compliance through legal procedures
SCDINSPE3
moreAct to secure the health, safety and wellbeing of individuals
Work in partnership with others
ReferenceStandard
SCDINSPF1
moreEngage with people who use services and their carers in inspection activities
SCDINSPF2
moreWork in partnership to carry out joint inspections
Promote excellence
ReferenceStandard
SCDINSPG1
moreContribute to the improvement of services
Equality and diversity
ReferenceStandard
SCDHSC 0452
moreLead practice that promotes the rights, responsibilities, equality and diversity of individuals
Team working
ReferenceStandard
SCDHSC3121
morePromote the effectiveness of teams
Learning and development
ReferenceStandard
SCDHSC 0043
more Take responsibility for the continuing professional development of yourself and others
Health and Safety
ReferenceStandard
SCDHSC0042
moreLead practice for health and safety in the work setting