SSSC welcomes expansion of early years workforce

The SSSC welcomes the Scottish Government’s announcement of ÂŁ1.5million funding for the expansion of the early years workforce. The investment will fund an extra 270 BA Childhood ... Continue Reading →

Self-directed Support Strategy Implementation Plan 2016-2018 launched

The Scottish Government has launched phase three of the Self-directed Support Strategy – the Implementation Plan for 2016-2018. Set against four of Scottish Government’s strategic ... Continue Reading →

Achieving best outcomes for survivors: trauma training framework consultation

The Scottish Government has commissioned NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to develop a National Training Framework for Trauma and Complex Trauma. NES is holding a consultation event ... Continue Reading →

Strengthening leadership in social services

The Scottish Social Services Leadership Strategy Group launched a refreshed leadership strategy to continue the development of leadership in Scotland’s social services at a special ... Continue Reading →
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Are you working with looked after children and care leavers?

Scottish Government issues new aftercare and continuing care guidance for residential child care workers. Local authority managers and practitioners working with looked after children ... Continue Reading →

Making it easy for you to access digital knowledge

The Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser in Scottish Government would like to hear from all social service workers as part of their digital knowledge survey. To help plan to make ... Continue Reading →

New recruitment guidance for employers now available

New guidance designed to support employers recruiting social service staff is now available.  Employers of social service workers need to meet the relevant National Care Standards ... Continue Reading →

Researchers to look at real-world experiences of new social workers

We have commissioned social work researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to carry out a five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSW) ... Continue Reading →

Community link worker survey

Can you help identify the number and range of community link worker (CLW) initiatives currently involving the third sector in Scotland? The Scottish Government has commissioned Voluntary ... Continue Reading →

Transitions for young people with additional support needs survey

Are you a young person with additional support needs aged between 14 and 25 years, who is either at school or who has left school? Or are you their parent or carer? The Scottish Government ... Continue Reading →