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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

23 Mar 2020

Coronavirus frequently asked questions (FAQs)

We’ve been receiving lots of enquiries from workers and employers. Our FAQs answer some of the most common ones. We’ll keep this information up to date as new guidance and information is available. (last update 11 November 2020, updated guidance for SVQ assessment centres)

Social service workforce SSSC registration

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 being constantly updated so please check it regularly. 

Social service workforce

11 Mar 2020

Staff graduate from specialist dementia training programmes

Another 98 Dementia Champions and 45 Dementia Specialist Improvement Leads (DSIL) will graduate today from specialist dementia training programmes aimed at improving the care and support for people living with dementia in Scottish hospitals, care homes and community settings.

Dementia Social service workforce Your learning

04 Mar 2020

Great progress in registering care at home and housing support

The SSSC Register opened to its biggest group of workers, support workers in care at home and housing support, just over two years ago. Head of Registration Cheryl Campbell updates us on progress.

SSSC registration Social service workforce

03 Mar 2020

How we will continue to regulate in light of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We understand that as health and care professionals you may be feeling anxious about Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Social service workforce Professional standards SSSC Codes of Practice SSSC corporate

10 Jan 2020

New tool and data to analyse social services workforce

We've published new resources for you to use to compare social service workforce data between local authority areas for benchmarking and understanding the differences across Scotland.

Workforce data Social service workforce

10 Jan 2020

Integrated workforce plan is a UK first

The Scottish Government and COSLA have published the Health and social care: integrated workforce plan, which is the UK’s first to help create sustainable health and social care services. 

Social service workforce

22 Nov 2019

2018 Scottish Social Service Workforce Data Report

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published the 2018 Workforce Data Report today.

The report shows that the size of the social service workforce has increased to 204,610, a rise of 1.2% since 2017, the highest level recorded since these reports began in 2008.

Workforce data Social service workforce

01 Oct 2019

Are you #SSSCregistered?

There are over 160,000 people on the SSSC Register who provide life changing care in adult, children’s, young people’s and social work services across Scotland.

As an SSSC registrant you make an immensely positive difference to the lives of the people you care for.

Social service workforce