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14 Oct 2021

Celebrating the workforce for 20 years of the SSSC

The professionalism, values and commitment of the social work, social care and early years workforce will be celebrated over the coming year as the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) marks its 20th anniversary.

Social service workforce SSSC corporate

06 Oct 2021

Helping the care workforce get the right skills

The demand for adult social care qualifications is set to rise dramatically over the next four years according to a new report the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published today. 

Social service workforce Workforce data

21 Sep 2021

Flu vaccination programme to include social care staff

The Scottish Social Services Council, the Care Inspectorate, Scottish Care and the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland have issued a joint statement supporting the inclusion of certain social care staff in the flu vaccination programme.

Social service workforce

11 Aug 2021

Apply now: funded opportunities for employees to study at SCQF level 10 or 11

The Open University (OU) is offering funded places for social service workers who are employed by small to medium sized organisations (under 250 employees) on the following modules starting in October 2021.

Funding Your learning Social service workforce

29 Jul 2021

Explore a career as a mental health officer

Are you a social worker looking to develop your career? If you have two years experience and work for a council or health and social care partnership you could train to become a mental health officer. 

Social service workforce Careers in care

02 Jul 2021

2021-22 Voluntary Sector Development Fund open

Applications to the 2021-22 Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) are now open. It supports voluntary sector organisations providing social services registered with the Care Inspectorate.

Your learning Social service workforce

30 Jun 2021

HNC Social Services and HNC Childhood Practice – placement update

The Scottish Social Services Council, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Scottish Government and the Care Inspectorate continue to work together to support students undertaking work placements to allow completion of full HNC qualifications this academic year 2020-21.

Your learning Social service workforce

23 Jun 2021

New strategic outcome promoting value of the workforce

We have introduced a new outcome to our strategic plan to promote the value placed on the social work, social care and early years workforce. The new outcome builds on increased recognition the workforce gained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social service workforce SSSC corporate

31 May 2021

NQSW Supported Year early implementation funding

Funding for the early implementation of the mandatory newly qualified social worker (NQSW) Supported Year is now available. All local authority, independent and third sector NQSW employers can apply for funding.

Social service workforce Your learning

12 May 2021

New SSSC and NES partnership report

We’ve published our second annual report on Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) partnership working.

SSSC corporate Social service workforce

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