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 →

Rising up through the ranks at Kingdom Homes

When considering a new career, care didn’t seem like an obvious choice for former submariner Andrew Heath but he has shown it can be a rewarding job with lots of opportunities. When ... Continue Reading →

Care in Scotland – it’s life changing work

Could you be part of a Scotland-wide project to help more people understand the complex, rewarding work you do and the difference it makes to our communities? Working in social services ... Continue Reading →

Recruiting in social care – an Introduction to Care

In June 2014, a group of organisations came together to pilot a partnership programme to address the challenges of recruiting social care staff in Fife.  ARC Scotland co-ordinated ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Apprenticeship Week at Lullaby Lane

Founded in September 2013, Lullaby Lane Nursery situated inWesterton area of Bearsden, Glasgow has “created a home from home environment, creating secure attachments, through ... Continue Reading →

Fifth annual Scottish Apprenticeship Week to be biggest yet

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015 – from 18 to 22 May – will show the benefits apprenticeships bring to businesses, individuals and the Scottish economy. Organised by Skills Development ... Continue Reading →

Is a career in social services a career for you?

A career in social serivices is a career for people who like people. Our new careers booklet A Career in Social Services has just been given a makeover.  This booklet is for people ... Continue Reading →
SSSC Chief Executive Anna Fowlie

Achieving the new vision for social services in Scotland

On World Social Work Day 2015, Tuesday 17 March, the Scottish Government launched a new vision and strategy for Scotland’s social services.  The new vision is for a socially ... Continue Reading →

Damned – An interview with Jo Brand

Tonight at 9pm on Sky Arts a new social work sitcom ‘Damned’ written by Jo Brand and Morwenna Banks is aired. The comedy is set in a social services department and is ... Continue Reading →

Online service launched to support social care recruitment

As part of the UK-wide sector skills council, Skills for Care and Development, we have launched a new online tool to support recruitment for social work, social care and early years ... Continue Reading →