Helping Scotland be the best place to grow up

The difference that graduates of childhood practice are making to the lives of children and their families is being celebrated at a national conference in Edinburgh today (Thursday ... Continue Reading →

New Chief Social Work Officer qualification

Scotland’s most senior social workers will be able to embark upon a new postgraduate qualification for Chief Social Work Officers from this autumn.   We have worked with universities ... Continue Reading →

New professional apprenticeship SVQ 4 Care Services Leadership and Management

A new professional apprenticeship at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 10, which incorporates the revised SVQ4 Care Services Leadership and Management, has ... Continue Reading →

Dementia Ambassadors are a force for change

Scotland’s Dementia Ambassadors are improving the quality of life for those living with dementia, their families and carers and are at the forefront of helping Scotland become a dementia-friendly ... Continue Reading →

100 health and social care staff set to become new Dementia Champions in Scotland

National Conference and Graduation Event, 10.00 am, Wednesday 28 January 2015, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  Wednesday, 28 January will see 100 health and social services professionals ... Continue Reading →

SVQs are changing – understanding the title is vital

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is planning to make changes to the titles of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). SQA Accreditation, which is part of the SQA, quality ... Continue Reading →

Pioneering gaming technology helps nursery staff and social care workers

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the University of West of Scotland (USW) launch two new learning games at a conference in Glasgow today. These pioneering games are designed ... Continue Reading →

SSSC signs a Memorandum of Understanding

We are delighted to announce that we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) on Monday 20 October 2014. The Memorandum of Understanding is ... Continue Reading →

Welfare reform impacts on the social service workforce

A recent report The Impact of Welfare Reform on Third Sector Care and Support Services In Scotland from the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) and the ... Continue Reading →
Childcare worker with a young boy.

Report published today confirms qualified early years and child care workers give children the best possible start in life

The report Knowledge, Confidence and Leadership: Childhood Practice in Action is published today (Monday 30 June) by the SSSC. The report shows that the increase in qualified workers ... Continue Reading →