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 →

Next steps for the Review of Social Work Education

The Review of Social Work Education, led by the SSSC, has reached the conclusion of its first phase and will continue with wider engagement on the questions raised over the coming year. The ... Continue Reading →

Condition for registation not met?

When a worker applies for registration and they don’t have the right qualification we can grant registration with the condition that they gain the qualification within a set timescale. There ... Continue Reading →

SQA guidance for employers on new National Qualifications

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has introduced new National Qualifications which are now being taught in schools and colleges across Scotland. They will soon replace the ... Continue Reading →