The COVID-19 lockdown prompted our move to online fitness to practise hearings. However, moving online didn’t just mean we were able to keep holding hearings but also that more registrants are able to take part.
Today, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) publishes its sixth Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Mainstreaming Report. This report shows the progress we have made toward our equality outcomes since 2021 in our role as regulator for the social work, social care and children and young people workforce in Scotland.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published its new strategic plan today setting out how it will support a trusted, skilled, confident and valued social work, social care and children and young people workforce and to ensure public protection.
Now is the time to tell us what you think about the revised SSSC Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers (the Codes) as we launch our consultation today (14 April). All the responses will help us finalise the revised Codes to make sure they support your practice and professionalism and are fit for the future.
World Social Work Day is an annual international celebration highlighting the role of social workers and their contribution to society. We look at how the SSSC supports social action to mark this year’s theme.
You don’t need a qualification to start working in social care or children and young people services as we can register you with a qualification condition. However, it’s important you do work towards it and keep in touch with us.
We receive proportionately more fitness to practise referrals about workers in residential childcare more than any other part of our Register. Here we share some data about this and resources to help support you in your practice.