Delay to new registration requirements for residential child care staff

The Scottish Government has delayed the introduction of the requirement for residential child care staff to get a new qualification pending the outcome of the first phase of their Independent ... Continue Reading →

Audrey Thomson from the SSSC, explains why we ask for certain types of qualifications, what’s involved in getting a qualification and what support is available

Why do we ask for the types of qualifications we do? For workers in care at home and housing support we ask they have or gain a qualification such as a SVQ Social Services and Healthcare ... Continue Reading →

Are your workers concerned about gaining a qualification for registration? Hear from some workers who say there is nothing to worry about

Here’s some case studies from people who have gained their qualification for registration that will help clear up some myths and worries that your employees may be feeling ... Continue Reading →

Learning from the Chief Social Work Officer qualification

Chief Social Work Officers (CSWO) have responsibility for the values and standards of professional practice and through their leadership support all social work and social service staff. CSWOs ... 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 →

Working to improve literacy with life stories

To support social service workers who have problems with literacy and whose first language is not English, we will be working in partnership with the Workers’ Educational Association ... 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 →

Minister welcomes new CSWO qualification   

Scotland’s most senior social workers are leading the way to achieving the very highest professional standards by studying for a new postgraduate qualification for Chief Social Work ... Continue Reading →

Changes to our Registration Rules

Our Registration Rules (the Rules) have been updated. The Rules set out how we go about registering people working in social services.  There are changes that may affect you. We are ... Continue Reading →

New qualification for residential child care workers

Scottish Government announce roll out of Standard for Residential Child Care We welcome today’s announcement from the Scottish Government of the introduction of a new qualification ... Continue Reading →