New Open Badges for safe administration of medication modules

You can now apply for Open Badges to give recognition of your learning about the safe administration of medication using the three online modules in the SSSC Learning Zone. Each module ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Social Services Awards shortlist announced

The Scottish Social Services Awards shortlist is now available announcing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide. It includes a mix of individuals, ... Continue Reading →

Review of hate crime legislation

Scottish Ministers have appointed Lord Bracadale to carry out an independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland. He is looking at the existing offences that come under the ... Continue Reading →

Audit Scotland survey on self-directed support

Social work and healthcare staff who carry out social care assessments, reviews and support plans for people with social care needs are being asked to complete an online survey for ... Continue Reading →

New video on the SSSC Codes of Practice

We have produced a new video highlighting the changes to Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers that came into effect on 1 November 2016. It explains why we updated ... Continue Reading →

Residential Child Care Awards 2017

Do you know someone working in residential child care who deserves recognition? Do they go above and beyond for the children and young people they work with? The Centre for Excellence ... Continue Reading →

New children’s services data report

We have published the Children’s Services Workforce 2015 report which provides a more detailed breakdown of the workforce in children’s services than was previously available. The ... Continue Reading →

Enter the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards now

Nominations are open for this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards which celebrate the achievements of outstanding apprentices and employers. Now in its 16th year, the Scottish ... Continue Reading →
Scotland's Dementia Awards

Still time to enter Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland’s Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away. There is still time to enter the Awards which set out to recognise Scotland’s best ... Continue Reading →

Learning from the Chief Social Work Officer qualification

Chief Social Work Officers (CSWO) have responsibility for the values and standards of professional practice and through their leadership support all social work and social service staff. CSWOs ... Continue Reading →