Newly qualified social workers – applying for registration

Newly qualified social workers (NQSW) have six months from the date they start their first social work role to complete their SSSC registration.  However, as a NQSW you don’t need ... Continue Reading →

SSSC resources for dementia care

Do you know about our resources for people working with people who have dementia? We work with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and other partners to make sure social service workers ... Continue Reading →

Audit Scotland survey on self-directed support

Social work and healthcare staff who carry out social care assessments, reviews and support plans for people with social care needs are being asked to complete an online survey for ... Continue Reading →

NQSW research starts this February

A five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) starts this month. We’ll ask all NQSWs who registered with us in 2016 to fill out an online ... Continue Reading →

The Ombudsman and social work complaints

Following a Scottish Government review of social work complaints, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) is introducing two major changes to the handling of these complaints ... Continue Reading →

Access the British Journal of Social Work at SSKS

Did you know the current issue of the British Journal of Social Work, as well as its archives (1996-present), are available for free at Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS)? It’s ... Continue Reading →

Are you a social worker who works in a care service?

Do you know that if you are a qualified social worker who works in a social service, for example as a manager of a care home for adults or a residential child care worker, you must ... Continue Reading →

New Chief Social Work Officer qualification

Scotland’s most senior social workers will be able to embark upon a new postgraduate qualification for Chief Social Work Officers from this autumn.   We have worked with universities ... Continue Reading →

Are your workers registered with a regulatory body other that the SSSC?

Did you know that a social service worker can be registered with a different regulatory body to the SSSC? To register with the SSSC a social service worker must work in a service that ... Continue Reading →

Social work learning feature – The issue of children and domestic violence

Laura Walsh, a newly qualified social worker from Cork, Ireland who is relocating to Edinburgh tells us about her learning during her second year of study at a placement within the ... Continue Reading →