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14 Dec 2021

Make sure that cyber security is top of your Christmas list

At this time of year, some organisations will start to close, while others may be running with reduced staff which can make organisations vulnerable to online attacks.


07 Dec 2021

Staff Vacancies in Care Services 2020

The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have today published new figures on the levels of staff vacancies in Scotland’s social care services. It shows the level of reported vacancies in social care is more than three times that across all types of employers. 

Workforce data

06 Dec 2021

Scottish Social Services Council 2020-2021 Annual Report published

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published its 2020-2021 Annual Report.

SSSC corporate

06 Dec 2021

Introduction to a career in social care employer awareness event – recording now available

Last month we shared information about this new college course, funded by the National Transition Training Fund, which can help people to prepare for a new career in social care.

Careers in care

06 Dec 2021

New careers in care for Scottish Ambulance Service employees

SSSC’s Learning and Development Adviser, Kerry Cannon recently spoke with Sarah Allison, Learning and Skills Manager at West Lothian College, who told us about a new initiative designed to help mobile testing unit operatives start new careers in health and social care.

Careers in care

06 Dec 2021

Can you help us to improve our letters and emails?

We want to make sure the letters and emails we send are as clear, helpful and easy to understand as possible and we really need your help to do this. 

SSSC corporate

06 Dec 2021

Get a taste for a career in childcare

This new course is available to people over 25 who are unemployed (or at risk of unemployment or redundancy) and considering a change of career. It’s funded by the National Transition Training Fund which means there is no cost to take part. 

Careers in care

01 Dec 2021

Workshops on grief and loss to manage your wellbeing

The Scottish Government has teamed up with bereavement specialists, Cruse Scotland, to offer a series of pilot workshops for people working in adult social care and social work to manage their wellbeing through these difficult times.

Your learning

30 Nov 2021

MyLearning celebrates first birthday

November marks one year since we launched our MyLearning app. To celebrate, we reflect on its overwhelming success, the journey so far and look forward to what is coming next for MyLearning.

Your learning

11 Nov 2021

Coaching for Wellbeing – boost for winter

The Coaching for Wellbeing service is being boosted during winter to support the workforce during seasonal pressures. It’s free and available for all health and social service workers as part of the National Wellbeing Hub.

Social service workforce Your learning

08 Nov 2021

Free job adverts for adult social care recruitment campaign

Employers will be able to advertise vacancies for free on myjobscotland until March next year as part of the Scottish Government’s adult social care recruitment campaign ‘There’s More to Care Than Caring’. 


02 Nov 2021

SSSC’s response to the National Care Service consultation

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) says responsibility for social work and social care qualifications must remain within its remit to ensure regulation remains independent. This is one of the main points of the SSSC response to the Scottish Government’s National Care Service consultation.

SSSC corporate Consultations and surveys