New recruitment guidance for employers now available

New guidance designed to support employers recruiting social service staff is now available.  Employers of social service workers need to meet the relevant National Care Standards ... 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 →

Changes to the length of registration periods

From 1 November 2016 the registration period for all workers will be five years, with the exception of social workers whose three year registration period will remain. Who does this ... Continue Reading →

Watch our new videos to find out about what we do and what you need to do to register with us

We have developed two new videos to help explain who we are and what we do. The Who we are video is aimed at new staff joining the social service workforce and people who use services ... Continue Reading →

Dementia Ambassadors celebrate learning journeys

Nearly 100 of Scotland’s Dementia Ambassadors were in Edinburgh on Friday 4 March to celebrate their role in leading learning for working with people living with dementia. They ... Continue Reading →

New publication to help organisations refresh dementia learning

We have published a new booklet The impact of Promoting Excellence in social service settings with support from Scottish Care, the Care Inspectorate and six social care organisations. It ... Continue Reading →

Working together to promote continence

As well as embracing Promoting Excellence the Care Inspectorate has invested in a wide programme of collaborative work to improve awareness of dementia.  This includes raising awareness ... Continue Reading →

Childminders central to childcare ambitions

New training and induction programme to be introduced. Childminders will be central to the delivery of the Scottish Government’s massive expansion of childcare in both nurseries ... Continue Reading →

How can a coaching approach motivate and inspire others?

Motivating and inspiring others is an effective part of good leadership. How a coaching approach inspires and motivates others was the topic of discussion at two recent events held ... Continue Reading →

A day in the life of a Dementia Ambassador in Shetland

After attending one of our events in Lerwick in 2012, Emily Poleson was inspired to become a Dementia Ambassador.  Emily tells us about her journey, her personal development and ... Continue Reading →