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 →

New National Health and Social Care Standards consultation

The Scottish Government would like to hear your views on the draft National Health and Social Care Standards (the Standards). From spring 2018, the new Standards will set out what we ... 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 →

Review of the Scottish Government’s safer recruitment guidance

The SSSC and the Care Inspectorate are working together to update the Scottish Government’s national guidance on the recruitment of people who work with people who use social services ... 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 →