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14 Jul 2022

Understanding refugee employment for social service employers

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.

Careers in care Employers Social service workforce Your learning

15 Jun 2022

Update on the Social Care Worker Death in Service Scheme

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.

Social service workforce Employers

15 Jun 2022

New report shows increase in residential child care workforce

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.

Workforce data Social service workforce

10 Jun 2022

SSSC response to the EHRC racial inequality report

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.

SSSC corporate Social service workforce

15 Mar 2022

Celebrating social work

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.

Social service workforce

10 Mar 2022

Graduate apprentice, Theresa's story

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. 

#ScotAppWeek22 #LifeChangingWork

Careers in care Social service workforce

09 Mar 2022

Graduate apprentice, Beth's story

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

Careers in care Social service workforce

07 Mar 2022

Graduate apprentice, Kristen’s story

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. #ScotAppWeek22.

Careers in care Social service workforce

07 Mar 2022

Celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022

It’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week so we’ll be shining a light on the vital role apprenticeships play in supporting individuals, employers and people who use social care and early years services in Scotland.

Careers in care Social service workforce

18 Feb 2022

New adult social care recruitment portal

Employers can now access a new adult social care recruitment portal to help find staff who are available to work in their area. You can access the portal through your MySSSC account.

Social service workforce

10 Jan 2022

Health and care visa scheme expands to include social care

(Updated 24 January 2022)

The UK government has announced a temporary expansion to the existing Health and Care Visa Scheme.

Social service workforce

22 Dec 2021

A Christmas message

SSSC Chief Executive Lorraine Gray thanks the social work, social care and early years workforce for their continuing work in tackling the pandemic as winter begins. 

Social service workforce