Important advice for early years practitioners

On 28 June 2016 the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills published the ‘Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education – A Delivery Plan ... Continue Reading →

Camphill Scotland staff energised and inspired by social pedagogy

Social pedagogy is an approach to working with people which focuses on relationships.  It is widely used across Europe and there is a small but growing group of organisations working ... Continue Reading →

Achieving best outcomes for survivors: trauma training survey

The Scottish Government has commissioned NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to develop a National Training Framework for Trauma and Complex Trauma. The framework will support the learning ... Continue Reading →

Consultation on the Scottish Government’s response to the UK apprenticeship levy

The UK Government announced its plans to introduce a UK wide apprenticeship levy from April 2017.   Employers will pay 0.5% of their annual pay bill in excess of £3m through the PAYE ... Continue Reading →

Enterprise and Skills Review – call for evidence

Businesses, students and others who use enterprise and skills services are being asked for their views about the support on offer. The Scottish Government is carrying out a review of ... Continue Reading →

Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) 2016/17

VSDF supports a range of voluntary sector organisations providing social services which are registered with the Care Inspectorate. Small and medium-sized organisations in particular ... Continue Reading →

Early learning and child care trials paper published

The Scottish Government has published an analysis of responses to the discussion paper on early learning and child care delivery model trials.  The discussion paper was designed to ... Continue Reading →

Supporting workforce development for self-directed support

Our work is supporting the social service workforce to build local skills and capacity for change. That is the message of a new evaluation report of our work as part of the Self-Directed ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Government needs your views on recruitment, retention and workforce planning

The Office of the Chief Social Work Advisor (OCSWA) Scottish Government has commissioned a study to provide an in-depth view of the issues and challenges that the social care sector ... Continue Reading →

Review of the Scottish Government’s safer recruitment guidance

The SSSC and the Care Inspectorate are working together to update the Scottish Government’s national guidance on the recruitment of people who work with people who use social services ... Continue Reading →