Scottish Social Services Expo 2017

13 June 2017, Crieff Hydro

Learn about current innovation and best practice in Scotland’s social services at the Scottish Social Services Expo.

The Expo is an exciting opportunity for you to meet colleagues from across the sector and to take part in a wide range of workshops throughout the day. You will hear about and get the chance to contribute to current policy developments and share expertise and best practice from frontline service delivery colleagues.

You can also spend time visiting the range of exhibitors from across the sector showcasing innovative services and approaches.

Who should attend?

If you work in the frontline, in any area of social services, this event will benefit you whether you are from local government, the voluntary or independent sectors.

Come and see us

At our stand 

Join us at stand 14 in the Ballroom where you can see and use our learning resources, apps and other products, get help with MySSSC and find out more about registration and fitness to practise. We’re here to help and answer any questions you may have. We’re hoping to talk to as many people as possible about what’s important to you about registration and you can sign up to short 15 minute slots to talk to us on the day. More on this below:

Calling all SSSC registrants – we’d like to get to know you better.

  • What’s important to you?
  • What do you need from us and when?
  • How can we make registration more valuable to you?

If you want to share your experience, we want to listen.

Book some time with us or drop in whenever suits you.

Email, phone Mariyam Khan on 01382 207249 or find us at stand 14 in the Ballroom.

At our workshops

Fitness to Practise: Putting learning into practice will give you an overview of our new model of regulation (fitness to practise) and the updated Codes of Practice which came into effect on 1 November 2016. This will include information on what the changes mean for you if you are registered with us and for employers of social service workers.

We will outline the results of recently commissioned research into SSSC fitness to practise case outcomes including the trends and an analysis of the social service workforce in relation to fitness to practise activity. Delegates will get an update on how we are using data from the research to develop learning resources that will support the workforce and improve standards of practice in the sector. This will also cover the challenges and opportunities for the social service workforce practising within the context of integrated services.

You will also have the opportunity to find out about our current work and the learning resources available to help support the professional development of the workforce.

A voice for social care – representing the workforce

Join us at our shared workshop in partnership with UNISON and the Scottish Association of Social Work.

This workshop will explore the role carried out by a trade union or professional association and how that is different from the role of the regulator. You will learn about the benefits of individual membership, including providing support, advice and advocacy independently of the employer, regulator and government and the benefits of collective membership in terms of their broader role in collective bargaining and representation.


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