Young Inspectors

Young inspector volunteers work with the Care Inspectorate to inspect care and social work services to make sure they are high quality and meet the needs of people who use them.

Young inspector volunteers are 18 – 26 years old and have used a care service before. You don’t have to have qualifications – personal experience is what counts.

We believe your unique insight into care can help improve the services for other people. You will join us on inspections to talk to children and young people using services. We know that they are more likely to share their honest views with you, because of your similar experience. You can make sure their views are an important part of the inspection and are included in the inspection report.


We will support you to be a young inspector volunteer and try to match you with services best suited to your experience.

We will provide five days induction training and ongoing support and training throughout your volunteering.

The role does involve travel, however expenses, transport and hotel accommodation is provided.

What our young inspector volunteers say

In our short YouTube video below, two of our young inspector volunteers, Donna and Callum, talk about why they got involved with the Care Inspectorate and what they get out of it.


If you’re interested in becoming a young inspector volunteer, please contact Rebecca in our Glasgow office on 0141 221 2272 or

Young Inspection Volunteer information leaflet

Young Inspection Volunteer application form

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