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 →

Compulsory registration update for people working in care homes for adults

Are you a “support worker” (find out what that means here) in a care home service for adults? Registration becomes compulsory for support workers in care home services for adults ... Continue Reading →

Three SSSC Council Members reappointed

The Minister for Children and Young People today announced the reappointment of Lorraine Brown, Harry Stevenson and Joyce Lishman as Non-Executive Directors of the Council of the SSSC. All ... Continue Reading →

Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) 2015/16

Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) supports a range of voluntary sector organisations providing social services which are registered with the Care Inspectorate.  Small and ... 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 →

SSSC to partner 2015 Scottish Learning Festival

We are pleased to announce we are an official partner of the 2015 Scottish Learning Festival (SLF). Organised by Education Scotland, the SLF is the country’s key education event ... Continue Reading →

SSSC publishes equality reports

The SSSC has published our 2015 equality reports today, 30 April 2015.  These describe the progress we’ve made over the past two years to put equality at the heart of our work. The ... Continue Reading →

ÂŁ1 million for social services workforce

Funding to support care worker training. More than ÂŁ1 million will help support social service staff to care for the most vulnerable people in society. Around 800 employees in 74 ... 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 →