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 →

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 →

Issues around administration of medication

Issue 2 – Fitness to practise newsletter for social service workers and employers  Many job roles in social services involve administering (or assisting with administering) medication ... Continue Reading →

Why is how social service workers behave outside of work important?

Issue 3 – Fitness to practise newsletter for social service workers and employers  It is important that all social service workers uphold public trust and confidence in social ... 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 →