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11 Nov 2020

Updated guidance for SVQ assessment centres

We’ve updated the supplementary guidance for SVQ assessment centres dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic when assessing candidates. This replaces the previous guidance issued in May 2020.

Your learning

03 Nov 2020

How to help your staff with SSSC Open Badges

SSSC Open Badges have been very popular over the last few months with lots of social service workers visiting the website for the first time. We’ve produced guidance for managers to help workers get the most from their learning activity.

Your learning

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

30 Oct 2020

New CPL requirement launched

The new continuous professional learning (CPL) requirement for SSSC registered workers comes into effect today.

Your learning SSSC registration

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

08 Oct 2020

The way you hire people from the EU is changing

From 1 January 2021 the UK will introduce a new points-based immigration system which will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally. Anyone coming to the UK to work, excluding Irish citizens, will need to apply for permission in advance.


06 Oct 2020

Timetable for the new CPL requirement

The continuous professional learning (CPL) requirement comes in at the end of October. Here are some key dates you’ll need to know.

Your learning SSSC registration

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

28 Sep 2020

Social care staff support fund

Funding now extended until 30 June 2022.

Did you know social service employers can claim additional costs you’ve incurred if your staff have not been able to work due to COVID-19?

Funding Social service workforce