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15 Jan 2020

New leaflet: Part Time Fee Grant for social service and healthcare qualifications

We’ve worked with Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to produce a new leaflet to help you understand and raise awareness of the Part Time Fee Grant.

Your learning Funding

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

19 Dec 2019

Scottish Social Services Council 2018-19 Annual Report published today

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) successfully delivered its major digital transformation programme in 2018-2019. This included several new and upgraded systems alongside new IT equipment during 2019, at the same time as a 35% increase in applications to the Register as the 2020 date for mandatory registration of support workers in care at home and housing support services approaches.

SSSC corporate

18 Dec 2019

Resources to develop your career in social services

Our career website gives you everything you need to know for getting started.

There are examples of what working in social services is like and you can see the qualifications and roles you can achieve throughout your career.

Careers in care

17 Dec 2019

Have you/your staff missed the deadline to apply for registration?

Did you miss the deadline for support workers in care at home and housing support services to get their registration applications to us on 13 December? If you did our frequently asked questions will help with what to do next.

SSSC registration

13 Dec 2019

SSSC Codes in Practice

How do you use the Codes in your practice?

We spent the day at Oranges & Lemons Children’s Nursery, Technology Park, Dundee to find out how the SSSC Code of Practice for Social Service Workers reinforces their day to day work.

SSSC Codes of Practice

12 Dec 2019

Enriching and improving experience: new palliative and end of life care guidance toolkit

We’ve published a new Enriching and Improving Experience: Palliative and End of Life Care Guidance Toolkit.

Your learning

01 Dec 2019

Watch our video and get familiar with the Codes

When you register with the SSSC you are signing up to our Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers (the Codes), so it’s important you know about the Codes and what they mean for you.

SSSC Codes of Practice

26 Nov 2019

Engaging better with carers

There are around 680,000 unpaid carers in Scotland. This means there are more people in Scotland who have an unpaid caring role than there are staff in social care or the NHS.


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 Nov 2019

Equal Partners in Care resource updated

We’ve refreshed and updated the Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) learning resource in response to the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.