NQSW research starts this February

A five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) starts this month. We’ll ask all NQSWs who registered with us in 2016 to fill out an online ... Continue Reading →

We want your views on the draft palliative and end of life care framework

We are working with NHS Education for Scotland to develop a knowledge and skills framework for palliative and end of life care and want to gather views on the draft. We want to hear ... Continue Reading →

The Ombudsman and social work complaints

Following a Scottish Government review of social work complaints, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) is introducing two major changes to the handling of these complaints ... Continue Reading →

Working to improve literacy with life stories

To support social service workers who have problems with literacy and whose first language is not English, we will be working in partnership with the Workers’ Educational Association ... Continue Reading →
Scotland's Dementia Awards

Launch of Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017

Search Begins for Scotland’s most creative dementia projects. Scotland’s Dementia Awards celebrate and recognise projects and the people behind them who are going the extra mile ... Continue Reading →

Apply now to become one of Scotland’s next Dementia Champions

We are welcoming applications for the next Dementia Champions professional development course. Would you like to take part in a free five day programme delivered at the enhanced dementia ... Continue Reading →

New data reports and tool now online

We have published two new workforce data updates; one on staff retention and the other on whole time equivalent (WTE) data for the workforce. They cover the period 2013-15 and are ... Continue Reading →

Are you a newly qualified social worker? Remember your PRTL

If you registered as a newly qualified social worker in the last year remember you need to carry out 144 hours of post registration training and learning (PRTL). At least 30 hours ... Continue Reading →

SSSC welcomes expansion of early years workforce

The SSSC welcomes the Scottish Government’s announcement of ÂŁ1.5million funding for the expansion of the early years workforce. The investment will fund an extra 270 BA Childhood ... Continue Reading →

Self-directed Support Strategy Implementation Plan 2016-2018 launched

The Scottish Government has launched phase three of the Self-directed Support Strategy – the Implementation Plan for 2016-2018. Set against four of Scottish Government’s strategic ... Continue Reading →