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31 May 2021

NQSW Supported Year early implementation funding

Funding for the early implementation of the mandatory newly qualified social worker (NQSW) Supported Year is now available. All local authority, independent and third sector NQSW employers can apply for funding.

Social service workforce Your learning

27 May 2021

Social work practice learning webinar and digital stories now live

We’ve published the presentations and digital stories from our social work practice learning webinar earlier this spring so everyone can watch them, even if you missed the event.

Your learning

17 May 2021

Promoting Excellence: Leading best practice, best care and support 10 years on

Ten years on from its publication as Scotland’s first national dementia workforce development framework, the 2021 Promoting Excellence Framework reflects progress made on the actions, priorities and commitments of the dementia strategies and national activity on dementia.

Dementia Your learning

12 May 2021

New SSSC and NES partnership report

We’ve published our second annual report on Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) partnership working.

SSSC corporate Social service workforce

30 Apr 2021

NMC want to hear from nurses, managers and employers in social care

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is consulting on post-registration standards for nurses working in health and social care and would like to hear from nurses working in social care as well as employers and others with an interest in nursing standards.

Consultations and surveys

28 Apr 2021

New skin breakdown app for social service workers

We have developed a new app to help social service workers identify potential skin breakdown on people they support in partnership with Glasgow School of Art’s School of Simulation and Visualisation.

Your learning

28 Apr 2021

Scottish Social Services Council publish 2021-2025 Equalities Report

Today, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) publishes its fifth Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Mainstreaming and Outcomes Report showing how we continue to mainstream and promote equality, diversity and inclusion. 

SSSC corporate

01 Apr 2021

Apply for your Individual Training Account funding

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills in work?

Apply for an Individual Training Account from today.

Funding Your learning

30 Mar 2021

How is your CPL going?

It’s nearly six months since we introduced the new continuous professional learning (CPL) requirement and soon we will start sampling registered workers’ learning.

Your learning SSSC registration

30 Mar 2021

Deadline for EU Settlement Scheme

The deadline for applying for EU Settlement Status is 30 June 2021. EU and EEA citizens working in social services in Scotland need to apply for settled status to continue living and working here.

Social service workforce

16 Mar 2021

Marking World Social Work Day 2021

As we mark World Social Work Day 2021 we’d like to acknowledge the important role of all social workers and social care workers and say thank you for supporting people throughout Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social service workforce

04 Mar 2021

Rebecca’s apprenticeship while at school

Foundation apprenticeships (FA) are for pupils in fifth and sixth year of secondary school and take two years to complete. There are two social service foundation apprenticeships.

Careers in care