Celebrating 700 Dementia Champions in Scotland

National conference and graduation for Cohort 7 Dementia Champions The number of Dementia Champions in Scotland will rise to over 700 today (Wednesday, 15 March 2017) as 102 NHS Scotland ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating apprenticeships at the SSSC

As well as having a role in social service apprenticeships, we also offer modern apprenticeships (MA) at the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). MAs are an alternative to full ... Continue Reading →

Modern apprenticeships – growing the skills we need now and in the future

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to Sandra Ross, Managing Director at Bon Accord Care who provide adult social care services in Aberdeen and who run their own modern ... Continue Reading →

Bright future for social service apprenticeships

As our Chief Executive Anna Fowlie speaks at the Future of Apprenticeships in Scotland conference in Edinburgh today, here she tells us why the Scottish Government’s approach ... Continue Reading →

Dementia Ambassadors inspiring for the future

The hard work and dedication of Scotland’s Dementia Ambassadors to support learning that helps improve the lives of people with dementia were recognised at their third national conference ... Continue Reading →

We need your views about supervisory or management qualification requirements

We are considering making changes to the additional supervisory and management qualification requirements for registration for managers and supervisors in adult services. This includes ... Continue Reading →

First national Learning Disability Awards

The first Scottish Learning Disability Awards to celebrate the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them are taking ... Continue Reading →

NQSW research starts this February

A five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) starts this month. We’ll ask all NQSWs who registered with us in 2016 to fill out an online ... Continue Reading →

We want your views on the draft palliative and end of life care framework

We are working with NHS Education for Scotland to develop a knowledge and skills framework for palliative and end of life care and want to gather views on the draft. We want to hear ... Continue Reading →

The Ombudsman and social work complaints

Following a Scottish Government review of social work complaints, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) is introducing two major changes to the handling of these complaints ... Continue Reading →