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10 May 2023

Support for witnesses

We’re always looking for ways to improve our fitness to practise processes for everyone involved, including witnesses. Here we explain what support we offer.

Professional standards

10 May 2023

Our move to online hearings

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.

Professional standards

28 Apr 2023

Scottish Social Services Council publish Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Mainstreaming Report

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.

SSSC corporate

26 Apr 2023

New SSSC Strategic Plan 2023-2026 to support the workforce

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.

SSSC corporate

21 Apr 2023

New resource to improve the quality of outcomes for people who use services

We’ve produced a quality improvement (QI) learning resource to help you improve the quality of outcomes for people who use services. 

Your learning

19 Apr 2023

Understanding Positive Behaviour Support ebook

We are pleased to launch a new Understanding Positive Behaviour Support learning resource developed in partnership with the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Community of Practice.

Your learning

14 Apr 2023

Tell us what you think of the revised Codes in our consultation

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.

Consultations and surveys SSSC Codes of Practice

28 Mar 2023

Advanced Social Work Practice Framework workshops

Book now for the Advanced Social Work Practice Framework workshops to play your part in developing the new framework. There are six free workshops in locations across Scotland.

Professional standards

20 Mar 2023

We’re celebrating World Social Work Day

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.

Social service workforce

17 Mar 2023

Meeting qualification conditions

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.

SSSC registration Your learning

17 Mar 2023

Residential childcare fitness to practise cases

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.

Professional standards Your learning

17 Mar 2023

Fitness to practise cases

Of the 166,745 people on our Register only 1.13% of registrants currently have a case being considered by our Fitness to Practise Department.

Professional standards Your learning