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 →

New video on the SSSC Codes of Practice

We have produced a new video highlighting the changes to Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers that came into effect on 1 November 2016. It explains why we updated ... Continue Reading →

Housing support and care at home workers to register

Workers in care at home and housing support services can apply for registration from October 2017. We’re telling you about this now so that you can start planning for registration ... 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 →

SSSC publishes annual report and accounts 2015/2016

The SSSC increased its Register of social service workers by more than 13,000 and consulted on both the review of the Codes of Practice (the set of national standards for all social ... 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 →

Changes to the way we regulate

From 1 November 2016 we will change the way we regulate social service workers from a misconduct model of regulation to a fitness to practise model. The key change is that under the ... 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 →