Changes to the way we regulate

From 1 November 2016 we will change the way we regulate social service workers from a misconduct model of regulation to a fitness to practise model. The key change is that under the ... Continue Reading →

Treating people who use services with dignity and respect

Issue 4 – Fitness to practise newsletter for social service workers and employers What do we mean by dignity and respect? People who use social services place their trust and ... Continue Reading →

An introduction to fitness to practise for social service workers

Issue 1 – Fitness to practise newsletter for social service workers Our fitness to practise newsletters cover a range of subjects and give you information about our processes ... Continue Reading →

Why is how social service workers behave outside of work important?

Issue 3 – Fitness to practise newsletter for social service workers and employers  It is important that all social service workers uphold public trust and confidence in social ... Continue Reading →

Your fitness to practise as a worker in a care home service for adults

Do you own or manage a care home service for adults?  Do you work in a care home service for adults?  Are you thinking about a career in the sector? The SSSC has been registering ... Continue Reading →

New Zealand Social Work Registration Board Conference

Mairi-Anne MacDonald, our Director of Sector Development gives us an update from her work in New Zealand Kia ora from New Zealand! This conference was celebrating ten years of the ... Continue Reading →
Julia Edey

Taking the SSSC forward in the future

The SSSC Council is made up of our Convener, Garry Coutts and nine Council Members. The Council Members are appointed by Scottish Ministers. In late August 2012 five new Council Members ... Continue Reading →

Social media: confidentiality and the Code of Practice

Last year we ran an article in SSSC news on using social media. We had a terrific response and you asked us to give you more information on how social service workers’ responsibilities ... Continue Reading →

Dealing with complaints

One of the SSSC’s primary responsibilities is to make sure that people on our Register meet the highest possible standards and to take action if workers aren’t. In this issue we ... Continue Reading →

Standards and expectations: are they related?

By Michael Cairns, SSSC Council Member Providing excellent care and support can make a huge difference to the quality of life of a person using a social service. Is it enough to have ... Continue Reading →