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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

11 Nov 2021

Coaching for Wellbeing – boost for winter

The Coaching for Wellbeing service is being boosted during winter to support the workforce during seasonal pressures. It’s free and available for all health and social service workers as part of the National Wellbeing Hub.

Social service workforce Your learning

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

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

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