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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.