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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

26 Mar 2020

New early learning and childcare course

The Open University’s Early Childhood team and the Scottish Government have developed a free online course, Identifying and supporting additional support needs in early learning and childcare, for early learning and childcare (ELC) practitioners.  

Your learning

20 Mar 2020

Social work student placements and bursaries

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created uncertainty for social work students so we’ve agreed contingency plans with the Heads of Social Work Programmes in Scotland to help mitigate the impact on them.

Your learning Professional standards

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

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

09 Mar 2020

Revised Standards in Social Work Education

From this autumn universities will be embedding the revised Standards in Social Work Education in their social work programmes.

Professional standards Your learning