Protecting children and young people – how our multi-professional resource can help you understand everyone’s roles

Professionals working together and understanding each other’s role plays a vital part in protecting children and young people and comes up as a critically important issues time and ... Continue Reading →

New Assessor Guidance for Dementia Skilled Resource

We have published a new resource to support learners, managers, assessors and educators to get the most benefit from the Dementia Skilled – Improving Practice resource. If you are ... Continue Reading →

Economic value of adult social care

We are leading a new project to determine the economic impact of the adult social care sector on the UK economy which will help inform future policy and funding decisions. Skills for ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Carers Week – 12-18 June 2017    

Carers Week celebrates and recognises the vital contribution of carers. There are an estimated 745,000 identified adult carers and 44,000 young carers under the age of 18 in Scotland. Carers ... Continue Reading →

Care at home and housing support workers to register from October

Social service workers in care at home services and housing support services can apply to register with SSSC from 2 October 2017. With around 45,000 workers expected to register, it’s ... Continue Reading →
Ann McSorley

Exploring the development of modern apprenticeships in Scotland

SSSC Learning and Development Manager, Ann McSorley will present her research paper on modern apprenticeships (MAs) to the 18th International Conference on Human Resource Development ... Continue Reading →

Dementia Ambassadors making an impact

More than 800 Dementia Ambassadors across social services are helping improve the quality of life for people living with dementia, their families and carers across Scotland. Dementia ... Continue Reading →

The virtual dementia bus on tour

As part of Dementia Awareness Week 2017 we are highlighting the excellent work and training carried out every day by dedicated social service workers. Occupational Therapist and social ... Continue Reading →

Independent Care Review launched

The full independent care review group has now been established, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed to a reception of care experienced young people from across Scotland on Tuesday ... Continue Reading →

SSSC meets industry skills and standards Code of Practice

The SSSC has been assessed as exceeding the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS) Code of Practice. The assessment was part of the UK wide Skills for Care and ... Continue Reading →