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30 Apr 2020

Donations of PPE and other supplies

The Scottish Government has set up a team to respond to offers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social service workforce

30 Apr 2020

Joint statement on repurposing of medicines during COVID-19

A joint statement from the Care Inspectorate and the SSSC on ethical and professional decision making in the COVID-19 pandemic, and risk assessment guidance on repurposing of medicines within care home services.

Social service workforce

23 Apr 2020

How to support Muslim colleagues during Ramadan

Ramadan is a month-long Muslim observance which is starting on the evening of Thursday 23 April and ends at sunset Saturday 23 May.

Social service workforce

10 Apr 2020

World Social Work Day recognises vital role

Plans for World Social Work Day on 17 March 2020 were overtaken by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. But as social workers in Scotland respond to the crisis, return to frontline roles and join our temporary social work register we thought it was a good time to share our article to highlight the vital role they play in supporting some of society’s most vulnerable citizens.

Social service workforce

01 Apr 2020

Workforce support and wellbeing during COVID-19

We’ve produced a new resource to support staff health and wellbeing during the challenging time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Social service workforce

30 Mar 2020

Supermarkets asked to grant social service workers priority access

SSSC Chief Executive, Lorraine Gray, has written to seven of the country's leading supermarkets asking them to recognise the vital role social care and social work staff are playing in the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by granting them access to priority shopping hours.

Social service workforce

30 Mar 2020

Mental health and wellbeing: key messages for staff

Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Mental Health has written to health and social care staff with information and resources to help look after their mental health and wellbeing while dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Social service workforce

27 Mar 2020

Guidance for employers on core training for redeployed workers, temporary workers and volunteers

With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the country, it will be necessary for health and social care staff to be deployed to work in frontline care services they may be unfamiliar with. Temporary workers and volunteers are also being recruited to support services.

Social service workforce Your learning

27 Mar 2020

Changes to the law to support social services

The UK and Scottish coronavirus legislation include some important changes for social service regulation so we can support the workforce to keep on delivering high quality services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SSSC registration Social service workforce

18 Mar 2020

Regulatory changes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

We recognise that the social service sector is on the frontline of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and we want to support you to continue to deliver your vital work during this challenging time. As you need to change your services to meet demand, we’ve agreed regulatory changes with Scottish Government to enable an effective response by services. These are effective from today (18 March 2020).

Social service workforce SSSC registration

18 Mar 2020

Supporting social service workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Our Chief Executive Lorraine Gray has a message of support for social service workers dealing with the current pandemic.

SSSC registration Social service workforce

13 Mar 2020

Links to national coronavirus guidance and advice

National guidance and advice for the sector is available so we've pulled some of the key links together to help you. This guidance is often updated so please check it regularly. 

Social service workforce