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14 Feb 2022

Our response to the analysis of the NCS consultation responses

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) welcomes the publication of the National Care Service Consultation: Analysis of responses.

SSSC corporate

09 Feb 2022

Changes to the manager’s 360 Leadership Capability Feedback Tool

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The manager version of the 360 Leadership Capability Feedback Tool is changing. If you used this tool and want to save your reports, you’ll need to do it before 1 March 2022.


07 Feb 2022

Leading in a crisis: workshops for senior and strategic leaders in social care and social work

We are working with colleagues at the Scottish Government to deliver two new workshops supporting senior and strategic leaders working in social care and social work.

Leadership Your learning

04 Feb 2022

NQSW Supported Year progress update

Some newly qualified social workers (NQSW) have now started their supported year at early implementation sites around Scotland.

Your learning

02 Feb 2022

Online safety and security workshops

What do you think about when you hear the words cyber security? People often think about technical things and the responsibility for keeping everyone safe and secure online lies with the IT department. However, you can help protect your organisation and the people who use your service.

Your learning

02 Feb 2022

£1 million available for adult social work and social care workers

The Scottish Government has announced £1 million to support the wellbeing of health and social care workers across the public, private and voluntary sectors.


01 Feb 2022

New induction resource for adult social care

As part of Scottish Government’s Programme for Government (PfG) commitment to develop a national induction framework for new entrants to adult social care, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and NHS Education Scotland (NES) are working in collaboration with Scottish Government and key partners. The new framework will also support workers moving between employers or undertaking different roles. The full programme will be delivered by the end of spring 2022.

Your learning

17 Jan 2022

Recruiting overseas workers - UK Home Office sessions

With care workers being added to the shortage occupation list from mid-February, the Home Office is delivering two events on 21 and 25 January 2022 to provide an overview of the points-based system, the routes available for the care sector and how to become a sponsor.


14 Jan 2022

Scottish Government fee waiver pilot for people registering in adult care and residential child care

 Scottish Government has extended the fee waiver until 25 June 2022.
New social care staff starting a career in a care home, care at home, housing support, adult day care* or a residential child care service including school care accommodation must apply to register with the SSSC within six months of starting their employment.

SSSC registration

10 Jan 2022

Health and care visa scheme expands to include social care

(Updated 24 January 2022)

The UK government has announced a temporary expansion to the existing Health and Care Visa Scheme.

Social service workforce

22 Dec 2021

A Christmas message

SSSC Chief Executive Lorraine Gray thanks the social work, social care and early years workforce for their continuing work in tackling the pandemic as winter begins. 

Social service workforce

20 Dec 2021

Consultation on a Register for the future

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is seeking views on their plans to create a Register for the future in a consultation launched today. They are proposing changes to the Register, processes and the qualifications accepted for registration.

Consultations and surveys