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08 Nov 2021
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
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.
29 Oct 2021
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.
14 Oct 2021
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.
08 Oct 2021
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
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.
04 Oct 2021
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
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.
20 Sep 2021
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.
01 Sep 2021
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.
31 Aug 2021
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.
30 Aug 2021
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.