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17 Mar 2023

Residential childcare fitness to practise cases

We receive proportionately more fitness to practise referrals about workers in residential childcare more than any other part of our Register. Here we share some data about this and resources to help support you in your practice.

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17 Mar 2023

Fitness to practise cases

Of the 166,745 people on our Register only 1.13% of registrants currently have a case being considered by our Fitness to Practise Department.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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