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 →

The Vision and Strategy for Social Services in Scotland : a one-year on progress report

Social Services in Scotland: a shared vision and strategy for 2015-2020 was launched on World Social Work Day in March 2015 by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum.  Our Chief ... Continue Reading →

Self-directed support and systems thinking event report and presentations

The report and presentations from the self-directed support (SDS) and systems thinking workshop are now available. A wide range of people from across health and social care took part ... Continue Reading →

New Common Core of Skills, Knowledge and Values

We have worked with people from the public, private and voluntary sectors spanning justice, community learning and development, health and social services to create the new Common Core ... Continue Reading →

New report shows the progress of the social service workforce in Scotland

The report gives an up to date picture of social service workforce regulation and workforce improvement, highlighting the progress towards a trusted, skilled and valued workforce. This ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016

It’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 and we’d like to congratulate all of the people who have completed and are currently working through their social service apprenticeship. In ... Continue Reading →

‘The View from Here’ – launch of the project findings

An event to launch the findings of The View from Here, a project designed to understand the working lives, attitudes and experiences of the social services workforce in Scotland, is ... Continue Reading →

Care charity celebrates successful staff at awards ceremony

Care and support teams from across Scotland gathered at a glamourous awards ceremony in Dundee last week.  Now in its second year, the glitzy Gowrie Care Accolades brought together ... Continue Reading →