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 →

New Scottish Social Services Awards 2017

Launching 16 January 2017. The new awards, run by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum who produced the Social Services in Scotland – a shared vision and strategy 2015-2020, recognise ... Continue Reading →

Do you need quick access to evidence to support your decisions?

New request a search service Funded by the Chief Social Work Advisor’s Office, this new search service will help frontline practitioners and managers identify and use evidence in ... Continue Reading →

Are you getting the most out of your supervision at work?

Our new learning resource offers you opportunities to explore your experiences and expectations of supervision and promotes good practice in supervision across social work and social ... 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 →

Revised SSSC Codes of Practice and fitness to practise launched

Scotland can rely on high quality social services delivered by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce that give confidence in care. That was the message today from Mark McDonald ... Continue Reading →

Do you have an inspirational example of evidence in action?

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) want to find out what is working for people, how the use of evidence is being encouraged and put into action. They ... Continue Reading →

2015 Scottish Social Service Workforce Data Report

2015 Workforce Data Report published today, 31 August 2016. The report shows that the size of the social service workforce continues to grow and is now at 203,200, an increase of 1.8% ... 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 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 →