Standard for Foster Care published

  Working with the Scottish Government, we have published the final Standard for Foster Care which sets out learning for foster carers in their role. We received  lots of good ... 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 →

New Open Badges for safe administration of medication modules

You can now apply for Open Badges to give recognition of your learning about the safe administration of medication using the three online modules in the SSSC Learning Zone. Each module ... Continue Reading →

New children’s services data report

We have published the Children’s Services Workforce 2015 report which provides a more detailed breakdown of the workforce in children’s services than was previously available. The ... Continue Reading →

Housing support and care at home workers to register

Workers in care at home and housing support services can apply for registration from October 2017. We’re telling you about this now so that you can start planning for registration ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 700 Dementia Champions in Scotland

National conference and graduation for Cohort 7 Dementia Champions The number of Dementia Champions in Scotland will rise to over 700 today (Wednesday, 15 March 2017) as 102 NHS Scotland ... Continue Reading →

Bright future for social service apprenticeships

As our Chief Executive Anna Fowlie speaks at the Future of Apprenticeships in Scotland conference in Edinburgh today, here she tells us why the Scottish Government’s approach ... Continue Reading →

Dementia Ambassadors inspiring for the future

The hard work and dedication of Scotland’s Dementia Ambassadors to support learning that helps improve the lives of people with dementia were recognised at their third national conference ... Continue Reading →

We need your views about supervisory or management qualification requirements

We are considering making changes to the additional supervisory and management qualification requirements for registration for managers and supervisors in adult services. This includes ... Continue Reading →

New data reports and tool now online

We have published two new workforce data updates; one on staff retention and the other on whole time equivalent (WTE) data for the workforce. They cover the period 2013-15 and are ... Continue Reading →