Is your registration due for renewal?

For workers in adult’s and children’s services registration lasts for five years. Social workers are registered for three years and students do not renew their registration. One ... Continue Reading →

New staff? They need to register now!

Did you know new workers need to register with us within six months of their start date? Registration can take up to 60 days from when we receive an application. There are a few reasons ... 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 →

Are you employed in more than one role?

If you’re employed in more than one social service role, on two different parts of our Register, you need to register both roles with us. What’s changed? Until now, when workers ... 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 →

Are you a newly qualified social worker? Remember your PRTL

If you registered as a newly qualified social worker in the last year remember you need to carry out 144 hours of post registration training and learning (PRTL). At least 30 hours ... 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 →

Deadline looming for registration of supervisors in housing support and care at home services

Supervisors in housing support and care at home services must apply to register by 31 December 2016. All supervisors must be registered by 30 June 2017. We have set the deadline date ... Continue Reading →

Paying your annual fee

It’s important you remember to pay your annual fee. If you don’t, your registration will end and you will not be able to continue to work until you reapply and regain registration. You ... Continue Reading →

Changes to the length of registration periods

From 1 November 2016 the registration period for all workers will be five years, with the exception of social workers whose three year registration period will remain. Who does this ... Continue Reading →