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02 Jun 2023

New funding available for the NQSW Supported Year

The Scottish Government has allocated a further £350,000 funding to support more employers to implement the Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) Supported Year.


30 May 2023

Dementia Awareness Week 2023: Gareth's story

This Dementia Awareness Week we’re sharing a story from Gareth Jenks who is a Dementia Ambassador. Gareth works as a Home Manager at Hillside View Care Home in Paisley and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a mental health nurse.

Careers in care Dementia

15 May 2023

You as a Collaborative Leader programme

We are delighted to announce that the popular Leadership for Integration programme, You as a Collaborative Leader (YaCL) will run again from September to December 2023.

Your learning Leadership

15 May 2023

Don’t delay - get your staff registered

As an employer, you have a responsibility to make sure your staff are registered within six months of starting their role.  

SSSC registration

11 May 2023

Employer’s duty to refer

We updated our Thresholds Guidance last year to help make it clearer when to raise a fitness to practise concern with us. A year on we want to remind employers what they need to refer to us.

Professional standards

10 May 2023

Support for witnesses

We’re always looking for ways to improve our fitness to practise processes for everyone involved, including witnesses. Here we explain what support we offer.

Professional standards

10 May 2023

Our move to online hearings

The COVID-19 lockdown prompted our move to online fitness to practise hearings. However, moving online didn’t just mean we were able to keep holding hearings but also that more registrants are able to take part.

Professional standards

28 Apr 2023

Scottish Social Services Council publish Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Mainstreaming Report

Today, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) publishes its sixth Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Mainstreaming Report. This report shows the progress we have made toward our equality outcomes since 2021 in our role as regulator for the social work, social care and children and young people workforce in Scotland.

SSSC corporate

26 Apr 2023

New SSSC Strategic Plan 2023-2026 to support the workforce

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published its new strategic plan today setting out how it will support a trusted, skilled, confident and valued social work, social care and children and young people workforce and to ensure public protection.

SSSC corporate

21 Apr 2023

New resource to improve the quality of outcomes for people who use services

We’ve produced a quality improvement (QI) learning resource to help you improve the quality of outcomes for people who use services. 

Your learning

19 Apr 2023

Understanding Positive Behaviour Support ebook

We are pleased to launch a new Understanding Positive Behaviour Support learning resource developed in partnership with the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Community of Practice.

Your learning

14 Apr 2023

Tell us what you think of the revised Codes in our consultation

Now is the time to tell us what you think about the revised SSSC Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers (the Codes) as we launch our consultation today (14 April). All the responses will help us finalise the revised Codes to make sure they support your practice and professionalism and are fit for the future.

Consultations and surveys SSSC Codes of Practice