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30 Mar 2021

Deadline for EU Settlement Scheme

The deadline for applying for EU Settlement Status is 30 June 2021.

EU and EEA citizens working in social services in Scotland need to apply for settled status to continue living and working here.

Social service workforce

16 Mar 2021

Marking World Social Work Day 2021

As we mark World Social Work Day 2021 we’d like to acknowledge the important role of all social workers and social care workers and say thank you for supporting people throughout Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social service workforce

26 Feb 2021

Coaching for Wellbeing – a digital coaching service for all health and social care staff

Free coaching is available to support all health and social service workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for this coaching has been extended for another 18 months.

Social service workforce Your learning

01 Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccination – it’s time to roll up your sleeve

The COVID-19 vaccination is an important step in tackling the pandemic. Getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as you can should protect you and may help to protect your family and those you care for.

Social service workforce

06 Jan 2021

Group applications open for Scottish Improvement Foundations Skills programme

We are working with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to offer social service workers the chance to undertake the Scottish Improvement Foundation Skills programme starting this spring.

Social service workforce Your learning

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

08 Dec 2020

Staff vacancies in care services 2019

The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have today published new figures on the levels of staff vacancies in Scotland’s social care services.

Social service workforce

08 Dec 2020

Supporting Scotland’s Young Person's Guarantee in social services

We’re supporting the Young Person's Guarantee which was launched by Scottish Government in November. This new initiative will make sure every young person who is at risk of unemployment has access to a job, apprenticeship, education or training opportunity. 

Careers in care Social service workforce Employers

17 Nov 2020

Nominations open for Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2020

The Scottish Apprenticeship Awards recognise the hard work and commitment of apprentices and shine a spotlight on the employers and training providers who champion apprenticeships. There is one week left to make a nomination.

Social service workforce

02 Nov 2020

New person-centred care during COVID-19 situations report

A new insight report published by Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) in partnership with the SSSC and Care Inspectorate outlines key elements of what has enabled good practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social service workforce Your learning

02 Nov 2020

Film archive brings Inspiring Care Story to life

Archive film clips from the National Library of Scotland have brought to life a poem sharing the thoughts and feelings of care home residents in our final Inspiring Care Story. 

Social service workforce

21 Oct 2020

Workforce and providers asked to prepare for winter

SSSC Chief Executive, Lorraine Gray, has written to social service workers and providers asking them to prepare for winter and thanking them for all their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social service workforce