Joint Inspection of Children's Services and Inspection of Social Work Services (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision for the carrying out of joint inspections of the provision of services to children; and to make provision as to the appointment of persons to act as social work inspectors and their functions (SP Bill 49).

Current Status of the Bill

This Bill received Royal Assent on 22 February 2006.

Introduction of the Bill

This Executive Bill was introduced by Peter Peacock MSP on 28 October 2005.

  • Bill (As Introduced) (81KB pdf)
  • Explanatory Notes (53KB pdf)
  • Policy Memorandum (44KB pdf)
  • Memorandum on Delegated Powers (36KB pdf)

Research Briefings on Bill

SPICe briefing on Bill (as introduced):

Stage 1

Stage 1 (to be completed by 7 December 2005)

Call for written evidence: 10 November 2005–18 November 2005

Lead Committee: Education


Finance Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

Education Committee:

Stage 1 Report (Education Committee) published on 30 November


Official Report 7 December 2005

Stage 2

Stage 2 (to be completed by 22 December 2005)

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

Official Report 17 January 2006 


Official Report 19 January 2006

Report on the Bill as amended at Stage 2 (Subordinate Legislation Committee) published on 19 January 2006

  • Bill (as amended at Stage 2) (53KB pdf posted 22.12.2005)
  • Bill (as amended at Stage 2) - Revised Explanatory Notes (44KB pdf posted 18.01.2006)
  • Supplementary Memorandum on Delegated Powers (34KB pdf posted 12.01.2006)


Stage 3

Parliament: 19 January 2006

Bill passed on 19 January 2006

Royal Assent on 22 February 2006

Passage of the Bill:

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