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18 Nov 2022

Careers in care Social service workforce

Social Care Careers Week 5 – 9 December 2022

The opportunities and rewards of a career in social care are the focus of the first online Social Care Careers Week from 5-9 December 2022.

We’re working with partners to deliver the week which will highlight the many different social care careers there are to secondary school pupils.

Delivered in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Live and the National e-Learning Offer, the week is aimed at secondary pupils across Scotland and their teachers to help them learn more about a career in social care and where it could take them.

Over the week there will be daily online sessions where pupils can hear directly from people working in different roles to demystify what social care workers do every day, discuss the career pathways available and the valuable skills that young people can bring to social care. 

There will be two to three sessions each day, with the morning sessions delivered by people working in social care roles, including care home managers, housing support workers, community care assistants and youth workers.

Partner organisations will deliver the afternoon sessions. Our session will focus on social care and social work pathways and SSSC registration. Other partners delivering sessions are the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS), Scottish Care, Prince’s Trust, Perth College and L&G Learning. 

SSSC Acting Chief Executive Maree Allison said:

‘We are really excited to be involved in the first Social Care Careers Week.

‘As an organisation, we are committed to promoting careers in social work, social care and early years as the professional, valued and rewarding career it is.

‘I hope the sessions over the week and hearing from people working in social care will inspire young people and encourage them to consider joining them in their life changing work as they take the first steps in their own careers’.

You can get more information and register your interest in Social Care Careers Week at   

Get involved

We would love you to get involved to help promote the week. You can share this information with your local secondary schools and encourage them to sign up. Perhaps consider offering an in-person workshop at the school or your own organisation?

You can also help us spread the word on social media by sharing our posts or create your own post using #LifeChangingWork. We also have some images you can use on social media available to download on the right hand side of the page.

Contact information

Nichola Stark
Scottish Social Services Council