New recruitment guidance for employers now available

New guidance designed to support employers recruiting social service staff is now available.  Employers of social service workers need to meet the relevant National Care Standards ... Continue Reading →

Does your worker have a registration condition?

When a registrant completes a qualification that meets the condition on their registration they need to send us a verified photocopy of the qualification gained or upload it to their ... Continue Reading →

Enterprise and Skills Review – call for evidence

Businesses, students and others who use enterprise and skills services are being asked for their views about the support on offer. The Scottish Government is carrying out a review of ... Continue Reading →

Treating people who use services with dignity and respect

Issue 4 – Fitness to practise newsletter for social service workers and employers What do we mean by dignity and respect? People who use social services place their trust and ... Continue Reading →

An introduction to fitness to practise for employers

Issue 1 – Fitness to practise newsletter for social service employers Our fitness to practise newsletters give you information about our processes and highlight particular issues. In ... Continue Reading →

Issues around administration of medication

Issue 2 – Fitness to practise newsletter for social service workers and employers  Many job roles in social services involve administering (or assisting with administering) medication ... Continue Reading →

Why is how social service workers behave outside of work important?

Issue 3 – Fitness to practise newsletter for social service workers and employers  It is important that all social service workers uphold public trust and confidence in social ... Continue Reading →

Receive an email when one of your workers is lapsed from the Register

Helping you manage registration for your workers A lead countersignatory can nominate up to three people in their organisation to receive an email when we lapse one of your workers. ... Continue Reading →

What happens when an application for registration is withdrawn or rejected?

Helping you manage registration for your workers We will tell you when applications for registration are withdrawn or rejected. When we make a decision to withdraw or reject an application ... Continue Reading →

Review of the Scottish Government’s safer recruitment guidance

The SSSC and the Care Inspectorate are working together to update the Scottish Government’s national guidance on the recruitment of people who work with people who use social services ... Continue Reading →