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13 Dec 2022

Improving the experience of witnesses in fitness to practise hearings

We’ve joined a UK wide study looking at the impact on witnesses.

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26 Aug 2022

We’ve changed the way you make a referral

Employers and higher educational institutions (HEI) can now make a referral about a registered worker through their MySSSC account.  

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18 Jul 2022

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.

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28 Mar 2022

Changes to what you need to tell us when making a referral

We have changed our fitness to practise thresholds to make it clearer when raising concerns about a worker.

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01 Jul 2021

New hearings process now in place

Our fitness to practise hearings process changed to opt in hearings from 1 July 2021. This means we will only hold a hearing if a worker disagrees with the outcome of our investigation and asks for one.

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03 Jun 2021

We’re changing our hearings process

We’re changing our fitness to practise hearings process. From this summer we will only hold a hearing when a worker asks for one.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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