Protecting children and young people – how our multi-professional resource can help you understand everyone’s roles

Professionals working together and understanding each other’s role plays a vital part in protecting children and young people and comes up as a critically important issues time and ... Continue Reading →

Care at home and housing support workers to register from October

Social service workers in care at home services and housing support services can apply to register with SSSC from 2 October 2017. With around 45,000 workers expected to register, it’s ... Continue Reading →

SSSC resources for dementia care

Do you know about our resources for people working with people who have dementia? We work with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and other partners to make sure social service workers ... 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 →

New Palliative and End of Life Care learning and development framework

In partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) we’ve published Enriching and Improving Experience. Palliative and End of Life Care: A framework to support the learning and development ... Continue Reading →

Next steps for the Review of Social Work Education

The Review of Social Work Education (RSWE) will continue this year with the SSSC leading work on a number of the recommendations from phase two. As part of the RSWE we will: revise, ... Continue Reading →

Showcasing dementia learning in social services

We have published a second Promoting Excellence and its impact on social service settings booklet with support from six social care organisations and the Care Inspectorate. The new ... Continue Reading →

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 →