Increase in people taking SVQs

The number of people working in social services who are taking SVQs increased between 2014/15 and 2015/16 according to our latest data report. We published the report SVQs in the Scottish ... Continue Reading →

Employers, get your staff to check their emails

It’s important that your staff check their emails from us. If they don’t, they might miss vital reminders or information about their registration. What we send by email We send ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Social Services Awards shortlist announced

The Scottish Social Services Awards shortlist is now available announcing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide. It includes a mix of individuals, ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →