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13 Jul 2023

Maintaining professional boundaries on social media

With the increasing use of social media in our personal and working lives, it’s important to remember the standards set for Scotland’s social work, social care and children and young people workforce.

Professional standards

13 Jul 2023

Answering your questions about our future proofing changes

We know registrants and employers have lots of questions about how the Future Proofing Programme (FPP) changes affect them, so we’ve answered some of them in our FPP FAQs.

SSSC registration SSSC Codes of Practice

10 Jul 2023

2023-24 VSDF open for applications

Applications to the 2023-24 Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) are now open. The fund supports voluntary sector organisations providing social services that are a registered charity and are registered with the Care Inspectorate.

SSSC registration Your learning

28 Jun 2023

Safeguarding social service organisations: the importance of cyber security

As technology evolves, so do the methods cybercriminals use. Police Scotland recently released figures showing a 68% increase in fraud since 2018. There were 17,000 fraud cases recorded last year, the majority of those were online.

Your learning

22 Jun 2023

New videos to help with your supervision conversations

We have produced five short videos to help managers and workers in social services make the most of and benefit from supervision.

Leadership Your learning

16 Jun 2023

Treating people fairly: June 2023

At the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) we aim to treat everyone fairly and with respect with equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.

SSSC corporate

15 Jun 2023

Pre-employment and induction guide for employers of overseas workers, refugees and asylum seekers

Do you recruit from overseas or are you considering this? Our new Pre-employment and induction guide for employers of overseas workers, refugees and asylum seekers can help you.


02 Jun 2023

New funding available for the NQSW Supported Year

The Scottish Government has allocated a further £350,000 funding to support more employers to implement the Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) Supported Year.


30 May 2023

Dementia Awareness Week 2023: Gareth's story

This Dementia Awareness Week we’re sharing a story from Gareth Jenks who is a Dementia Ambassador. Gareth works as a Home Manager at Hillside View Care Home in Paisley and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a mental health nurse.

Careers in care Dementia

15 May 2023

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 run again from September to December 2023.

Your learning Leadership

15 May 2023

Don’t delay - get your staff registered

As an employer, you have a responsibility to make sure your staff are registered within six months of starting their role.  

SSSC registration

11 May 2023

Employer’s duty to refer

We updated our Thresholds Guidance last year to help make it clearer when to raise a fitness to practise concern with us. A year on we want to remind employers what they need to refer to us.

Professional standards