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12 Jul 2024

New Chief Executive appointed to Scotland’s social service workforce regulator

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today announced the appointment of Maree Allison as its new Chief Executive.

SSSC corporate

12 Jul 2024

2024-25 VSDF open for applications

Applications to the 2024-25 Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) are now open. The fund supports voluntary sector organisations providing social services that are a registered charity and are registered with the Care Inspectorate.

Your learning Social service workforce

12 Jul 2024

New report shows more social workers in Scotland’s local authorities

We’ve published our second six-monthly survey report on Scotland’s filled and vacant social worker and senior social worker posts in local authorities, which shows there were more social workers in post compared to the year before.

Workforce data Social service workforce

11 Jul 2024

Better fitness to practise prospects for qualified workers

At the SSSC we use the data and information we gather from fitness to practise to help understand how we can better support the workforce.

Social service workforce SSSC registration Workforce data Your learning

28 Jun 2024

SSSC welcomes Plan 24-30, Scotland’s route map to Keep the Promise

Maree Allison, Interim Chief Executive at the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) welcomes Plan 24-30 and underlines our commitment to realising the ambitions of The Promise.

Social service workforce SSSC corporate

27 Jun 2024

Care Experience Report 2024-2026 and Children’s Rights Report 2023 published today.

Today we publish two statutory reports setting out our continuing work to put care experience at the heart of what we do and to embed children’s rights in our work.

SSSC corporate

24 Jun 2024

Funded places to develop quality improvement leaders in Scotland’s social services

We are pleased to announce we are working with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to offer funded places for the next intake of the Scottish Improvement Leader Programme (ScIL).

Funding Leadership Your learning

13 Jun 2024

National Occupational Standards (NOS) Review 2024/25

We are working with partners across the UK to review the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Health and Social Care and Childcare learning and development.

Consultations and surveys Professional standards Social service workforce

13 Jun 2024

New website for Newly Qualified Social Worker Supported Year in Scotland

Our new dedicated website for the Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) Supported Year in Scotland is now live.

Social service workforce Your learning Employers

07 Jun 2024

SSSC registration has changed

On Monday 3 June 2024, the changes to SSSC registration came into effect.

SSSC Codes of Practice SSSC registration Your learning

20 May 2024

New website to support your continuous professional learning (CPL)

Our new CPL website is now available to help you find relevant learning opportunities to focus on key skills and knowledge required.

SSSC registration Your learning