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 →

Go for it – gaining qualifications

Are you or will you have to gain a qualification to meet your SSSC registration? Debbie Barclay, an Assistant Play Worker at the Out of School Care Service in Inverclyde tells us about ... Continue Reading →
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Worker profile – Quality care and support

In our regular worker profile section we catch up with Glenn Harrold, Care Initiatives Manager at Loretto Care. Glenn Harrold, Initiatives Manager at Loretto Care Tell us about the ... Continue Reading →

Promoting a career in social services to young people

To raise awareness of working in social services to young people we exhibited at Skills Scotland’s careers and skills festivals during October and November. The events are aimed ... Continue Reading →

Modern apprenticeship

Winner of the Service Apprentice of the Year at the Scottish Modern  Apprenticeships Awards 2011, Charmaine Hogg tells us about her experience of working in child care and the difference ... Continue Reading →

We are Freeneuk, we are family

Residential child care worker Lauren Ferris chats about her role at Freeneuk Children’s House, South Lanarkshire. I heard about the role by accident. I’d recently graduated from ... Continue Reading →

Every day is different

Keith Downie, Depute Manager at the Jean Drummond Centre tells us about his role and service within the sector. Keith works alongside the manager and two experienced day centre officers ... Continue Reading →

Learning while working

Karen Boyd from Action for Children speaks about becoming a social worker. What was your route into studying social work? I was a project worker in youth justice with Action for Children. ... Continue Reading →