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07 Jan 2021

Are any of your employees involved in a fitness to practise investigation?

If any of your employees are involved in a fitness to practice investigation and you also have involvement in their case, as their employer, we will be setting up an account for you in our fitness to practise online portal.

SSSC registration Professional standards

22 Dec 2020

SSSC Codes in Practice

Earlier this year, before the pandemic, we spent the day at Capability Scotland, Dundee to find out how they work to the standards set out in the SSSC Code of Practice for Social Service Workers in everyday situations and how it reinforces their day-to-day work.

SSSC Codes of Practice Social service workforce Professional standards

16 Nov 2020

New guidance to recognise signs of ill-treatment or wilful neglect

We have published new guidance, Wilful neglect, ill-treatment and corporate homicide, for social service workers and care providers who deliver social care and health services and support to adults, in partnership with the Care Inspectorate.

Professional standards

27 Mar 2020

Fitness to practise changes during COVID-19

To help focus resources on supporting the social service sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we’re making changes to fitness to practise. (Updated 23 October 2020)

SSSC registration Professional standards

20 Mar 2020

Social work student placements and bursaries

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created uncertainty for social work students so we’ve agreed contingency plans with the Heads of Social Work Programmes in Scotland to help mitigate the impact on them.

Your learning Professional standards

09 Mar 2020

Revised Standards in Social Work Education

From this autumn universities will be embedding the revised Standards in Social Work Education in their social work programmes.

Professional standards Your learning

03 Mar 2020

How we will continue to regulate in light of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We understand that as health and care professionals you may be feeling anxious about Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Social service workforce Professional standards SSSC Codes of Practice SSSC corporate

25 Sep 2019

Giving us the right fitness to practise referral information

When you make a fitness to practise referral about a registered worker there’s key information we need to know and it’s important that you give us as much of it as possible right from the start.

Professional standards

03 Sep 2019

Free representation for SSSC registered workers in Strathclyde

We’re working with the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic to help more SSSC registered workers to access free representation when they are involved in our fitness to practise investigations and hearings.

Professional standards