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29 Oct 2021

Focus on careers and recruitment

We have some new and exciting news and updates about studying, careers, funding and recruitment in the social work, social care and early years sector.

Careers in care

25 Oct 2021

The flexible workforce development fund: guidance for social service employers in Scotland

The flexible workforce development fund (FWDF) supports Scottish employers to provide new inclusive learning opportunities for their existing workforce. The full suite of guidance is available on the Scottish Funding Council website and a helpful summary for early years, social care and social work employers is given below.

Funding Your learning

14 Oct 2021

Celebrating the workforce for 20 years of the SSSC

The professionalism, values and commitment of the social work, social care and early years workforce will be celebrated over the coming year as the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) marks its 20th anniversary.

Social service workforce SSSC corporate

08 Oct 2021

Data sharing with Public Health Scotland – early years and childcare staff

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has been asked by Public Health Scotland (PHS) to share information to help them with their public health monitoring work to determine the risk to early learning and childcare staff from COVID-19 and to establish the level of occupational health risk they may experience as a result. This doesn’t include staff working in out of school care and childminders.

06 Oct 2021

Helping the care workforce get the right skills

The demand for adult social care qualifications is set to rise dramatically over the next four years according to a new report the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published today. 

Social service workforce Workforce data

04 Oct 2021

Prioritising Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) applications

Disclosure Scotland is continuing to prioritise applications for COVID-19 response workers and now also for care home and care at home services, even where the role does not fit the COVID-19 response worker criteria. 


01 Oct 2021

New care careers toolkit for employers, careers advisers and employment support workers

We’ve created a new toolkit on our careers website to help you help others start a career in childcare, social care or social work.

Careers in care

20 Sep 2021

Staying safe and secure online

The impact of COVID-19 has seen many organisations adapting to the flexibility of working from home and their workplace. With restrictions easing, this way of working will evolve, with some organisations introducing a more flexible method of working between home and work.

Your learning

01 Sep 2021

Evaluation of an Advanced Skills Module for social work in Scotland

We have published the evaluation into the Advanced Skills Module for social work in Scotland which was developed as part of our COVID-19 contingency measures to support social work programmes and social work students.

Your learning

31 Aug 2021

Scotland’s vital care workforce at highest ever

A new report shows that Scotland’s social work, social care and early years workforce is bigger than ever, employing some 209,690 people, a rise of 1.6% since 2019.

Workforce data

30 Aug 2021

Early implementation of NQSW Supported Year

As part of the current phase of the NQSW national project in Scotland, we completed a grant application process to support small-scale early implementation of the newly qualified social worker (NQSW) Supported Year. 

Your learning

30 Aug 2021

National Care Service consultation

Scottish Government Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP, has written an open letter to SSSC registrants inviting them to respond to the National Care Service consultation.

Consultations and surveys