Your Annual Return for the Care Inspectorate

Your Annual Return for the Care Inspectorate
Each year the Care Inspectorate asks service providers, including all childminders, to complete their ‘Annual Return’ questionnaire. 

This year's annual returns will go live and be available to providers from Monday 9 January via eForms. The deadline for your annual return to be completed is Sunday 19 March, which is an extended timescale.

Read more about Annual Returns HERE
Read FAQs about your Annual Returns HERE

Your annual return is essential and the information you supply will be used by the Care Inspectorate, Scottish Government, and others – providing a useful insight into the overall state of childminding in Scotland. It also informs the Care Inspectorate about your service and helps them plan and carry out their inspection and improvement work. 

Remember - even if your service is inactive, you must submit an annual return.
If your service was registered on or after 1 October 2022, you should try to complete an annual return this year, although it’s not mandatory. 

More information and support with annual returns can be found HERE. If you experience any issues or problems, please call the Care Inspectorate on 0345 600 9527.