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 →

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 →

One year on – Anna Fowlie reflects on what it means to be a corporate parent

Our chief executive, Anna Fowlie recently shared with Who Cares? Scotland what it means for the SSSC to be a corporate parent. Read her blog post here. It has been exactly a year since ... Continue Reading →
Foster carer with child

There is no law against hugs

Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of the Scottish Social Services Council dispels the myth that it is somehow ‘against the rules’ for social service workers to comfort clients with a ... Continue Reading →