The virtual dementia bus on tour

As part of Dementia Awareness Week 2017 we are highlighting the excellent work and training carried out every day by dedicated social service workers. Occupational Therapist and social ... Continue Reading →

Independent Care Review launched

The full independent care review group has now been established, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed to a reception of care experienced young people from across Scotland on Tuesday ... Continue Reading →

SSSC meets industry skills and standards Code of Practice

The SSSC has been assessed as exceeding the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS) Code of Practice. The assessment was part of the UK wide Skills for Care and ... Continue Reading →

SSSC resources for dementia care

Do you know about our resources for people working with people who have dementia? We work with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and other partners to make sure social service workers ... Continue Reading →

SSSC Open Badges – what does ‘evidence’ mean?

Using Open Badges makes it easy to digitally record your achievements and skills. But first you need to provide us with evidence of what you’ve learned. To make sure we have the ... Continue Reading →

Our new Learning Strategy 2017-20

We’ve published our Learning Strategy 2017-20 which outlines how we will work to support workforce development in social services over the next three years.  It describes our role ... Continue Reading →

New Palliative and End of Life Care learning and development framework

In partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) we’ve published Enriching and Improving Experience. Palliative and End of Life Care: A framework to support the learning and development ... Continue Reading →

Next steps for the Review of Social Work Education

The Review of Social Work Education (RSWE) will continue this year with the SSSC leading work on a number of the recommendations from phase two. As part of the RSWE we will: revise, ... Continue Reading →

Digital learning workshop at European Social Services Conference

We will be hosting a workshop on Using digital learning to develop a flexible workforce at the European Social Services Conference in Malta this June. The workshop is in partnership ... Continue Reading →

Increasing understanding at Perth Dementia Friends session

Since becoming a Dementia Ambassador at the end of 2015 Tracey Chisholm has been continuing to improve the experience for people living with dementia, their families and carers.   Tracey ... Continue Reading →