This month is the end of our 20th anniversary year and we’re delighted to have marked it by celebrating the social work, social care and early years workforce, their professionalism, values and commitment.
We are delighted to announce we are working with the Scottish Refugee Council to deliver sessions for social service employers to help you understand more about recruiting refugees, the different terminology, challenges they face and how you as an employer can better support them.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated social care workers have provided critical and invaluable support to individuals across Scotland. In recognition of the vital contribution of social care workers, on 30 July 2020 Scottish Ministers published details of the social care worker death in service payment scheme.
Our new report published today shows the residential child care workforce has increased by 16% since 2010 while the number of children and young people in some form of residential care has decreased by 3% during that time. Residential child care includes care homes for children and young people, residential special schools and secure accommodation.
We welcome the publication of the findings of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into racial inequality in health and social care workplaces and its focus on the challenges faced by minority ethnic workers in adult social care.
World Social Work Day is a celebration that aims to highlight the achievements of social work, to raise the visibility of social services for the future of societies, and to defend social justice and human rights. It is a day to celebrate and promote the contributions of the profession to individuals, families, communities and wider society, says our Acting Director of Development and Innovation Laura Lamb.
This Scottish Apprenticeship Week we’ll be sharing stories from across the sector of the vital role apprenticeships play in supporting individuals, employers and people who use social care and early years services in Scotland.
Today, Theresa shares her story of doing a graduate apprenticeship in early learning and childcare.
This Scottish Apprenticeship Week we’ll be sharing stories from across the sector of the vital role apprenticeships play in supporting individuals, employers and people who use social care and early years services in Scotland. Today, we share Beth's story. #ScotAppWeek22 #LifeChangingWork