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Researchers to look at real-world experiences of new social workers

We have commissioned social work researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to carry out a five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSW) ... Continue Reading →

New National Health and Social Care Standards consultation

The Scottish Government would like to hear your views on the draft National Health and Social Care Standards (the Standards). From spring 2018, the new Standards will set out what we ... Continue Reading →

New report on responses to offending in residential child care

The Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) has published its report on responses to offending in residential child care following concerns about the higher levels of criminalisation ... Continue Reading →

Keep rogues in the cold

Winter is coming and we’re at the time of year when lots of people start to consider energy efficiency measures for their homes but you should be aware there are rogues out there.  Over ... Continue Reading →
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Palliative and end of life care learning needs consultation events

Are you involved in the care of, or come into contact with, people with palliative and end of life care needs or their family and carers? If you do, we would like to invite you to a ... Continue Reading →

Standards for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers published

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has published the Standards for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers. The standards are the first in Scotland to apply across all health ... Continue Reading →
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Changes to SVQ qualification titles

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has introduced a titling change to Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ). Changes to titles began on 1 September 2016, however it is important ... Continue Reading →
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Dame Anne Begg visits Aberdeen services

SSSC Council Member, Dame Anne Begg tells us about her recent visits to two different services in Aberdeen as part of her SSSC induction. ‘The first visit was to an Inspire run supported ... Continue Reading →

Community link worker survey

Can you help identify the number and range of community link worker (CLW) initiatives currently involving the third sector in Scotland? The Scottish Government has commissioned Voluntary ... Continue Reading →

Transitions for young people with additional support needs survey

Are you a young person with additional support needs aged between 14 and 25 years, who is either at school or who has left school? Or are you their parent or carer? The Scottish Government ... Continue Reading →