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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

15 Feb 2024

Next steps for the revised Codes

We’re in the final stages of the Codes of Practice review. Over the past two years, we gathered feedback and ideas from registrants, employers, learning providers, people experiencing care and other key stakeholders.

SSSC Codes of Practice Professional standards

07 Feb 2024

Are you passionate about protecting people who use social services?

We are looking for people to sit as independent Panel Members on the Scottish Social Services Council’s (SSSC) Fitness to Practise Panels for 20 days per year. We are looking to people who do not have a background in social services (lay members).

Professional standards

31 Jan 2024

New fitness to practise data report

A new data report by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) provides an insight into its role in protecting the public by ensuring the registered workforce is trusted, skilled and fit to practise.

Professional standards Workforce data SSSC Codes of Practice

15 Nov 2023

Why professional boundaries are important

Social service workers have an important role in the lives of the people they support and rely on trust and rapport to develop good working relationships. Professional boundaries are the limits that make sure the relationship between a worker and the person using services is a safe and supportive one.

Professional standards

15 Nov 2023

Do you know how to raise concerns in the workplace?

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the Care Inspectorate have issued a joint statement reminding people working in services and employers of our guidance on how to raise concerns in the workplace and the importance of speaking up. 

Professional standards

14 Jul 2023

Are your details up to date on MySSSC?

When was the last time you signed in to your MySSSC account and checked your contact details and personal information?

SSSC registration Professional standards

13 Jul 2023

Behaviour outside of work and fitness to practise

As an SSSC registrant it’s important to remember the Codes of Practice also apply to behaviour outside of work and we can investigate your fitness to practise if your suitability to work in social services is questioned.

Professional standards

13 Jul 2023

Maintaining professional boundaries on social media

With the increasing use of social media in our personal and working lives, it’s important to remember the standards set for Scotland’s social work, social care and children and young people workforce.

Professional standards

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