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 →
SSSC Chief Executive Anna Fowlie

Achieving the new vision for social services in Scotland

On World Social Work Day 2015, Tuesday 17 March, the Scottish Government launched a new vision and strategy for Scotland’s social services.  The new vision is for a socially ... Continue Reading →

Canada calling

This week Mairi-Anne Macdonald, our Director of Sector Development is in Canada with Frances Scott, SSSC Workforce Planning and Development Manager.  Mairi-Anne tells us about their ... Continue Reading →

Involving everyone

When Threshold Glasgow, CrossReach meet to look at their strategic plans for the year they don’t just involve managers and some workers, they invite everybody with an interest or ... Continue Reading →

Social media: confidentiality and the Code of Practice

Last year we ran an article in SSSC news on using social media. We had a terrific response and you asked us to give you more information on how social service workers’ responsibilities ... Continue Reading →

Standards and expectations: are they related?

By Michael Cairns, SSSC Council Member Providing excellent care and support can make a huge difference to the quality of life of a person using a social service. Is it enough to have ... Continue Reading →

Every day is different

Keith Downie, Depute Manager at the Jean Drummond Centre tells us about his role and service within the sector. Keith works alongside the manager and two experienced day centre officers ... Continue Reading →