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21 Sep 2021

Flu vaccination programme to include social care staff

The Scottish Social Services Council, the Care Inspectorate, Scottish Care and the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland have issued a joint statement supporting the inclusion of certain social care staff in the flu vaccination programme.

Social service workforce

20 Sep 2021

Staying safe and secure online

The impact of COVID-19 has seen many organisations adapting to the flexibility of working from home and their workplace. With restrictions easing, this way of working will evolve, with some organisations introducing a more flexible method of working between home and work.

Your learning

14 Sep 2021

Apply now for a place on the Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is offering a number of extra places on their eight-month Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme to care home employees.

Your learning

10 Sep 2021

Developing quality improvement leaders in social services

We are working with NHS Education for Scotland to offer funded places for the Scottish Improvement Leader programme.

Leadership Your learning

01 Sep 2021

Evaluation of an Advanced Skills Module for social work in Scotland

We have published the evaluation into the Advanced Skills Module for social work in Scotland which was developed as part of our COVID-19 contingency measures to support social work programmes and social work students.

Your learning

31 Aug 2021

Scotland’s vital care workforce at highest ever

A new report shows that Scotland’s social work, social care and early years workforce is bigger than ever, employing some 209,690 people, a rise of 1.6% since 2019.

Workforce data

30 Aug 2021

Early implementation of NQSW Supported Year

As part of the current phase of the NQSW national project in Scotland, we completed a grant application process to support small-scale early implementation of the newly qualified social worker (NQSW) Supported Year. 

Your learning

30 Aug 2021

National Care Service consultation

Scottish Government Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP, has written an open letter to SSSC registrants inviting them to respond to the National Care Service consultation.

Consultations and surveys

20 Aug 2021

Apply now for a subscription to the Leadership Live resource

You are invited to apply for a one-year subscription to Leadership Live, a resource that complements the SSSC’s Step into Leadership resources.

Leadership Your learning

17 Aug 2021

2020 Mental Health Officers’ Report published

A new report on the mental health officer (MHO) workforce shows 53 extra full time MHOs are needed to meet the shortfall in the work required by local authorities.

Workforce data

12 Aug 2021

SSSC Council Members reappointed

The Minister for Children and Young People, Clare Haughey MSP, has announced the reappointments of Alan Baird and Theresa Allison as Members of the Scottish Social Services Council.

SSSC corporate

11 Aug 2021

Apply now: funded opportunities for employees to study at SCQF level 10 or 11

The Open University (OU) is offering funded places for social service workers who are employed by small to medium sized organisations (under 250 employees) on the following modules starting in October 2021.

Funding Your learning Social service workforce