The Scottish Social Services Council, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Scottish Government and the Care Inspectorate are working together to support, as far as reasonably possible, students undertaking work placements to allow completion of full HNC qualifications this academic year 2020-21.
When the Regulation of Care Act set a vision for a regulated, qualified and professional social service workforce one of the first members of staff at the new Scottish Social Services Council was Lorraine Gray. Nearly 20 years later, and now Chief Executive, she reflects on the remarkable journey.
Social service workers and the key role they have played in supporting some of Scotland’s most vulnerable citizens during COVID-19 have quite rightly been recognised as a vital part of the health and social care system.
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 in support of the Scottish Government's decision to extend health board free flu vaccine programmes to include certain social care staff.
A new workforce support group created in response to COVID-19 recently surveyed Scotland’s education and early learning and childcare workforce to find out what additional training and wellbeing support is needed.