Council inspections

All councils in Scotland are subject to a range of inspections carried out by external organisations.  These inspections check that our service delivery meets national standards, provides value for money, and satisfies service user requirements.


Education Scotland (previously HMIE) inspects and reports on the quality of education in pre-school centres, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and community learning and development services. They also inspect the education functions of councils and carry out joint inspections of services for children.

To access inspection reports for individual schools and learning services in the Stirling area please use the Search facility on the main Education Scotland website.

Social Services

The Social Inspectorate Scotland is an independent organisation that scrutinises and improves care, social work, and child protection services for the benefit of the people who use them.  It replaces two previous inspection agencies – the Care Commission and the Social Work Inspection Agency.

Inspection reports for individual establishments such as nurseries, care homes and day care services can be accessed via the SCSWIS inspection report page.


The Scottish Housing Regulator regulates the housing and homelessness services provided by councils. Their inspections aim to protect the interests of current and future tenants, and to ensure the continuing provision of good quality social housing, in terms of decent homes, good services, value for money and financial viability.

SHR Improvement Plan

SCSWIS also inspects our Housing Support Service, which provides support to enable service users to maintain their accommodation, meet their responsibilities as a tenant and help people to live independently in the community.  The service can be divided into 3 main areas Tenant Services, Homeless Services and Sheltered Housing.