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 →

Scottish Social Services Council annual report and accounts 1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014 published today

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today released its annual report and accounts. This report provides an overview of our work in 2013/14 and how we have managed our resources ... 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 →

Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2013

We have now published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) 2013 report which gives you information about Mental Health Officers (MHO) in Scotland. This is our second MHO publication ... Continue Reading →

2013 social services workforce statistics for Scotland released

The private sector continues to be the biggest social services employer in Scotland with 41 % of workers employed in private sector social services, according to new statistics released ... Continue Reading →

Our telephone number has changed

From 1 October 2014 our 0845 phone number changed to 0345. The number change only affects our 0845 number and only the prefix is affected, so it’s actually just a swap from 08 ... Continue Reading →

Winners announced for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2014

We are delighted to announce the winners in the six categories of this year’s Scotland’s Dementia Awards: a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS ... 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 →