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05 Sep 2022

New 23 Things Early Learning and Childcare Leadership resource

We have launched our new 23 Things Early Learning and Childcare Leadership resource which is specifically for people working with children.

Your learning Leadership

01 Sep 2022

Our 20 years

This month is the end of our 20th anniversary year and we’re delighted to have marked it by celebrating the social work, social care and early years workforce, their professionalism, values and commitment.

Social service workforce SSSC corporate

30 Aug 2022

New data report on Scotland’s care workforce

The size of Scotland’s social work, social care and early years workforce dropped slightly last year to 208,360 people, a drop of 0.6% on 2020, a new report shows.

Workforce data

26 Aug 2022

Five-year study into newly qualified social workers report published

We’ve published a new five-year longitudinal research report which presents a national picture of how newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) experience organisational, practical and subjective dimensions of professional social work as they progress their early careers in Scotland.

Your learning

26 Aug 2022

We’ve changed the way you make a referral

Employers and higher educational institutions (HEI) can now make a referral about a registered worker through their MySSSC account.  

Professional standards

23 Aug 2022

2021 Mental Health Officers’ Report published

An estimated 79 extra full time mental health officers (MHOs) are needed to meet the shortfall in the workforce across local authorities in Scotland. That figure was revealed in a new report published by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today,

Workforce data

29 Jul 2022

The Codes of Practice are changing, join the conversation

We want to hear your views and ideas on what kind of Codes you’d like to support your practice and professionalism. What they would they say and what would they look like?

SSSC Codes of Practice

27 Jul 2022

You as a Collaborative Leader programme

We are delighted to announce that the popular Leadership for Integration programme, You as a Collaborative Leader (YaCL) will be running again from November 2022 – February 2023.

Leadership Your learning

25 Jul 2022

New National Leadership Development Programme

A new leadership development programme for health and social care staff launches this October. Sign up for an information event to find out more and learn how you can get involved. 

Leadership Your learning

18 Jul 2022

Are you passionate about protecting people who use social services?

We are looking for people to sit as independent Panel Members on the Scottish Social Services Council’s (SSSC) Fitness to Practise Panels.

Professional standards

14 Jul 2022

Understanding refugee employment for social service employers

We are delighted to announce we are working with the Scottish Refugee Council to deliver sessions for social service employers to help you understand more about recruiting refugees, the different terminology,  challenges they face and how you as an employer can better support them.

Careers in care Employers Social service workforce Your learning

01 Jul 2022

2022-23 VSDF open for applications

Applications to the 2022-23 Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) are now open. The fund supports voluntary sector organisations providing social services that are registered with the Care Inspectorate.

Your learning SSSC registration