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22 Jun 2022

Statement on the National Care Service Bill

SSSC statement following publication of the National Care Service Bill.

SSSC corporate

20 Jun 2022

New SSSC Open Badges for online safety and security

We have created eight new online safety and security Open Badges. These are for anyone working in social work, social care and early years to help keep themselves, their organisation and people using services safe and secure online.

Your learning

15 Jun 2022

Update on the Social Care Worker Death in Service Scheme

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated social care workers have provided critical and invaluable support to individuals across Scotland. In recognition of the vital contribution of social care workers, on 30 July 2020 Scottish Ministers published details of the social care worker death in service payment scheme.

Social service workforce Employers

15 Jun 2022

New report shows increase in residential child care workforce

Our new report published today shows the residential child care workforce has increased by 16% since 2010 while the number of children and young people in some form of residential care has decreased by 3% during that time. Residential child care includes care homes for children and young people, residential special schools and secure accommodation.

Workforce data Social service workforce

13 Jun 2022

New app shows what it’s like to receive care

Have you ever thought about what it feels like to have someone enter your ‘personal space’ to give you care and support? Now those giving care and support can experience what it feels like to be receiving care using the new BeMe smartphone app.

Your learning

13 Jun 2022

Are you digitally savvy? We have 23 Things to help you

Do you use tablets or smartphones at work? Does your employer or the people you support expect you to know about digital technology and how to use it? Our updated 23 Things Digital resource will help.

Your learning

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