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 →

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 →

Ambassadors for careers in care attend Skills Scotland

Wendy Johnston, SSSC project officer, attended the Skills Scotland event in Glasgow in November with two Ambassadors for careers in care.  The event was held to inspire young people ... Continue Reading →

Helping employers attract tomorrow’s talent

We know the social service sector needs a workforce for the future and are continuing to support the Recruiting a world class workforce project which is designed to raise awareness of ... Continue Reading →