Scottish Social Services Expo 2017

13 June 2017, Crieff Hydro Learn about current innovation and best practice in Scotland’s social services at the Scottish Social Services Expo. The Expo is an exciting opportunity ... Continue Reading →

Could you help us protect the public?

We are looking for people to join the independent panels that hear our fitness to practise cases. People who currently work in social services and register with us and also people who ... Continue Reading →

New video on the SSSC Codes of Practice

We have produced a new video highlighting the changes to Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers that came into effect on 1 November 2016. It explains why we updated ... Continue Reading →

SSSC publishes annual report and accounts 2015/2016

The SSSC increased its Register of social service workers by more than 13,000 and consulted on both the review of the Codes of Practice (the set of national standards for all social ... Continue Reading →

Changes to the way we regulate

From 1 November 2016 we will change the way we regulate social service workers from a misconduct model of regulation to a fitness to practise model. The key change is that under the ... 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 →

An introduction to fitness to practise for social service workers

Issue 1 – Fitness to practise newsletter for social service workers Our fitness to practise newsletters cover a range of subjects and give you information about our processes ... 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 →