Do you have an opinion on the National Living Wage?

The Low Pay Commission, the independent body that monitors the impact of the minimum wage and advises Government on its level, would like to hear from you. They are looking for evidence ... Continue Reading →

Increase in people taking SVQs

The number of people working in social services who are taking SVQs increased between 2014/15 and 2015/16 according to our latest data report. We published the report SVQs in the Scottish ... Continue Reading →

Employers, get your staff to check their emails

It’s important that your staff check their emails from us. If they don’t, they might miss vital reminders or information about their registration. What we send by email We send ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Is your registration due for renewal?

For workers in adult’s and children’s services registration lasts for five years. Social workers are registered for three years and students do not renew their registration. One ... Continue Reading →