23 Things to support your workers digital capabilities

23 Things – digital capabilities is our new online resource to support learning and practice in Scotland’s social services that you can work through at your own pace.  Each thing ... Continue Reading →

Our learning resources – helping you to develop your social service staff

Did you know we produce lots of free and easy to use resources that can help your staff develop their skills? Workers in social services need to be skilled and competent to meet the ... Continue Reading →

Our new Learning Strategy 2017-20

We’ve published our Learning Strategy 2017-20 which outlines how we will work to support workforce development in social services over the next three years.  It describes our role ... Continue Reading →

Increase in people taking SVQs

The number of people working in social services who are taking SVQs increased between 2014/15 and 2015/16 according to our latest data report. We published the report SVQs in the Scottish ... Continue Reading →

Employers, get your staff to check their emails

It’s important that your staff check their emails from us. If they don’t, they might miss vital reminders or information about their registration. What we send by email We send ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →