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20 Aug 2021

Apply now for a subscription to the Leadership Live resource

You are invited to apply for a one-year subscription to Leadership Live, a resource that complements the SSSC’s Step into Leadership resources.

Leadership Your learning

17 Aug 2021

2020 Mental Health Officers’ Report published

A new report on the mental health officer (MHO) workforce shows 53 extra full time MHOs are needed to meet the shortfall in the work required by local authorities.

Workforce data

12 Aug 2021

SSSC Council Members reappointed

The Minister for Children and Young People, Clare Haughey MSP, has announced the reappointments of Alan Baird and Theresa Allison as Members of the Scottish Social Services Council.

SSSC corporate

29 Jul 2021

Explore a career as a mental health officer

Are you a social worker looking to develop your career? If you have two years experience and work for a council or health and social care partnership you could train to become a mental health officer. 

Social service workforce Careers in care

13 Jul 2021

Regulating managers of registered services

The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have updated their guidance on the regulation of managers.

SSSC registration

12 Jul 2021

Keep your details safe

With SSSC registration, as with all areas of life, it’s important to be fraud aware to keep your details safe.

SSSC registration

01 Jul 2021

New hearings process now in place

Our fitness to practise hearings process changed to opt in hearings from 1 July 2021. This means we will only hold a hearing if a worker disagrees with the outcome of our investigation and asks for one.

Professional standards

30 Jun 2021

HNC Social Services and HNC Childhood Practice – placement update

The Scottish Social Services Council, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Scottish Government and the Care Inspectorate continue to work together to support students undertaking work placements to allow completion of full HNC qualifications this academic year 2020-21.

Your learning Social service workforce

25 Jun 2021

New hospital to care home guide

We’ve produced information for social workers involved in hospital discharges to help promote consistent practice when moving people to care homes. We developed it following concerns raised by the Mental Welfare Commission.

Your learning

23 Jun 2021

New strategic outcome promoting value of the workforce

We have introduced a new outcome to our strategic plan to promote the value placed on the social work, social care and early years workforce. The new outcome builds on increased recognition the workforce gained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social service workforce SSSC corporate

03 Jun 2021

We’re changing our hearings process

We’re changing our fitness to practise hearings process. From this summer we will only hold a hearing when a worker asks for one.

Professional standards

03 Jun 2021

Kickstart job creation scheme for 16-24 year-olds – help for employers

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16-24 year-olds on Universal Credit.

Careers in care Employers