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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

20 Oct 2020

Preparing for winter

Guidance and resources for registrants and care service providers.

Social service workforce

06 Oct 2020

Could you help plan the delivery of COVID-19 vaccination to social care staff?

NHS Scotland want to speak to frontline social care staff as part of research to inform the delivery of a future COVID-19 vaccination to social care workers.

Social service workforce

30 Sep 2020

Milestone reached for social service workforce

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 workforce SSSC corporate

30 Sep 2020

Twenty-year journey for the social service workforce

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.

Social service workforce SSSC corporate