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10 Jun 2022

SSSC response to the EHRC racial inequality report

We welcome the publication of the findings of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into racial inequality in health and social care workplaces and its focus on the challenges faced by minority ethnic workers in adult social care.

SSSC corporate Social service workforce

08 Jun 2022

A Register for the future – consultation response

Thank you to everyone who responded to our consultation on proposals to streamline and improve registration. These proposals are part of our Future Proofing Programme and include changes to the Register, our processes and the qualifications we accept for registration.

Consultations and surveys

30 May 2022

Celebrating 10 years of our Dementia Ambassadors

We’re celebrating 10 years of success of our Dementia Ambassadors programme this Dementia Awareness week, reflecting on the journey so far and looking forward to what’s next.

Dementia Your learning

18 Apr 2022

Apply now for Leading for the Future

Applications are open for this programme of leadership and management development for those in senior leadership roles across health, social care and partner organisations. Cohort 12 starts in September 2022 and will end in June 2023.

Your learning Leadership

14 Apr 2022

Get credit for your prior learning

Learning can come from life experiences, school, paid or unpaid work, short courses or learning at college or university. Our new web page and guidance gives you information on how your prior learning could benefit you. 

Your learning

11 Apr 2022

The SSSC achieves gold award for Investors in People

We are proud to announce that we have achieved Gold for Investors in People. This award clearly shows our commitment to our staff and the dedication of everyone who works here and the values that drive us to ensure social work, social care and early years services in Scotland are provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce.

SSSC corporate

31 Mar 2022

Making a difference for 20 years

A new report from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) shows the impact of the workforce regulator for social work, social care and early years since it was established. It is part of the SSSC’s 20 year anniversary activities.

SSSC corporate Workforce data

31 Mar 2022

New report on NQSWs experiences of practice during COVID-19

We’ve published a new research report on newly qualified social workers’ (NQSWs) experiences of practice during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland. 

Your learning

28 Mar 2022

Changes to what you need to tell us when making a referral

We have changed our fitness to practise thresholds to make it clearer when raising concerns about a worker.

Professional standards

21 Mar 2022

Are you recruiting? Share opportunities with colleges using MySSSC

Did you know you can now share career opportunities in your organisation with colleges that are delivering the Introduction to a Career in Social Care course simply by adding some details to MySSSC?

Careers in care

15 Mar 2022

Celebrating social work

World Social Work Day is a celebration that aims to highlight the achievements of social work, to raise the visibility of social services for the future of societies, and to defend social justice and human rights. It is a day to celebrate and promote the contributions of the profession to individuals, families, communities and wider society, says our Acting Director of Development and Innovation Laura Lamb.

Social service workforce

10 Mar 2022

Graduate apprentice, Theresa's story

This Scottish Apprenticeship Week we’ll be sharing stories from across the sector of the vital role apprenticeships play in supporting individuals, employers and people who use social care and early years services in Scotland.

Today, Theresa shares her story of doing a graduate apprenticeship in early learning and childcare. 

#ScotAppWeek22 #LifeChangingWork

Careers in care Social service workforce