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08 Feb 2023

The flexible workforce development fund 2022-23: guidance for social service employers in Scotland

The flexible workforce development fund (FWDF) supports Scottish employers to provide new inclusive learning opportunities for their existing workforce. The full suite of guidance is available on the Scottish Funding Council website and a helpful summary for early years, social care and social work employers is given below.

Funding

18 Jan 2023

More than £1 million for workforce training

Seventy-five voluntary organisations across Scotland are benefitting from grants totalling more than £1 million to help social care workers gain qualifications, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) announced today.

Your learning SSSC registration

09 Jan 2023

New guide for employing Ukrainian nationals

We’ve produced an online guide for employers who would like to know more about recruiting a Ukrainian national. 

Employers

06 Jan 2023

Developing quality improvement leaders in Scotland’s social services

We are working with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to offer funded places for the Scottish Improvement Leader programme.

Leadership Your learning

20 Dec 2022

Scottish Social Services Council 2021-2022 Annual Report published today

Today, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) publishes its 2021-2022 Annual Report. 

SSSC corporate

16 Dec 2022

SSSC joins Abertay cyberQuarter

The SSSC has joined the Abertay University cyberQuarter centre as one of the founding partners. The cyberQuarter is Scotland’s new hub for cybersecurity research, development and economic growth. 

SSSC corporate

15 Dec 2022

Recruiting people with refugee status

The SSSC and the Care Inspectorate have issued a joint statement and guidance for employers on recruiting people with refugee status.

Social service workforce

13 Dec 2022

Improving the experience of witnesses in fitness to practise hearings

We’ve joined a UK wide study looking at the impact on witnesses.

Professional standards

28 Nov 2022

Next steps for Register for the future

Changes to our Register as part of our Future Proofing Programme will go ahead following approval from the SSSC Council. We will also change some aspects of registration relating to qualifications.

SSSC registration

24 Nov 2022

Thank you for your commitment and professionalism

Joint letter from the Chief Executives of the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council  

Social service workforce

22 Nov 2022

Data sharing with PHS – staff working in care home services for adults

We’ve been asked to share data on SSSC registered staff working in care home services for adults with Public Health Scotland (PHS) to help them and the Scottish Government with their public health monitoring work relating to COVID-19 vaccination.

22 Nov 2022

Staff vacancies in care services 2021

Nearly half of all care services in Scotland reported having vacancies at the end of 2021, according to a new report published by the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council.

Workforce data