Update on SSSC fitness to practise consultation

The consultation on moving to a fitness to practise model of regulation ended in October 2013.  Responses were overwhelmingly positive, although a number of important common concerns ... 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 →