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 →

SSSC publishes annual report and accounts 2015/2016

The SSSC increased its Register of social service workers by more than 13,000 and consulted on both the review of the Codes of Practice (the set of national standards for all social ... Continue Reading →

Revised SSSC Codes of Practice and fitness to practise launched

Scotland can rely on high quality social services delivered by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce that give confidence in care. That was the message today from Mark McDonald ... Continue Reading →

SSSC signs up to change care leavers lives

Our Chief Executive Anna Fowlie has signed the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant on behalf of the SSSC. The Scottish Care Leavers Covenant Alliance welcomed the move. The Scottish Care ... Continue Reading →

New report shows the progress of the social service workforce in Scotland

The report gives an up to date picture of social service workforce regulation and workforce improvement, highlighting the progress towards a trusted, skilled and valued workforce. This ... Continue Reading →

Working together to improve quality of care

SSSC Chief Executive Anna Fowlie and Convener Jim McGoldrick visited the General Medical Council’s fitness to practise offices in Manchester to help build better relationships between ... Continue Reading →

Leading the way for early learning and child care

Everyone working in early learning and child care are important leaders for the children they work with, their families and colleagues. That was the message at a leadership event for ... Continue Reading →
Foster carer with child

There is no law against hugs

Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of the Scottish Social Services Council dispels the myth that it is somehow ‘against the rules’ for social service workers to comfort clients with a ... Continue Reading →

Vision and Strategy for Social Services launched today

Today, on World Social Work Day, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s vision and strategy for social services for the next five years. The shared vision and strategy has been ... Continue Reading →

Dementia Champions from Scotland’s social service workforce graduate

Eighteen Dementia Champions from social service settings received their graduation certificates from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Convenor Professor James McGoldrick. ... Continue Reading →