2016 Scottish Social Service Workforce Data Report published

The SSSC published the 2016 Workforce Data Report today (14 September 2017). The report shows that the size of the social service workforce has shrunk slightly to 200,650, a drop of ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 100,000 registered workers

Today, 13 September 2017, we reached our 100,000th registrant! SSSC Chief Executive Anna Fowlie said: ‘I’d like to thank all our registered workers for doing a great job, day in, ... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s social workers enjoy their jobs most

Scotland’s social workers say they enjoy their job more than their counterparts in other parts of the UK. That was one of the key findings from The Guardian’s Social Lives research ... Continue Reading →

Legal advice on SSSC registration for nurses suspended from the NMC

We have received legal advice that nurses who have been suspended from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are eligible to apply for registration with the SSSC.  If a nurse is ... Continue Reading →

How dementia aware are you? Edinburgh events

It’s World Alzheimer’s Day 2017 on Thursday 21 September and social service Dementia Champions and City of Edinburgh Council Dementia Ambassadors are marking it by holding four ... Continue Reading →

Using the SSSC Codes in practice

East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership ran a series of Toolbox Talks to help raise awareness of the revised SSSC Codes of Practice in early 2017. Hazel Cadwell, SVQ Co-ordinator ... Continue Reading →

New scenarios to help you make better decisions

‘Making better decisions’ practice simulator now has four new scenarios for supervisors. Do you manage complex or difficult situations? The scenarios are designed to help you explore ... Continue Reading →

Delay to new registration requirements for residential child care staff

The Scottish Government has delayed the introduction of the requirement for residential child care staff to get a new qualification pending the outcome of the first phase of their Independent ... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s third national dementia strategy 2017-2020 launched

The Scottish Government recently published Scotland’s third national dementia strategy. The strategy for 2017-2020 was produced in collaboration with colleagues from across health, ... Continue Reading →

Are you digitally savvy? Here’s 23 Things to help you

Do you use tablets or smartphones at work? Does your employer or the people you support expect you to know about digital technology and how to use it? Employers are asking workers to ... Continue Reading →