Increase in people taking SVQs

The number of people working in social services who are taking SVQs increased between 2014/15 and 2015/16 according to our latest data report. We published the report SVQs in the Scottish ... Continue Reading →

New children’s services data report

We have published the Children’s Services Workforce 2015 report which provides a more detailed breakdown of the workforce in children’s services than was previously available. The ... Continue Reading →

New data reports and tool now online

We have published two new workforce data updates; one on staff retention and the other on whole time equivalent (WTE) data for the workforce. They cover the period 2013-15 and are ... Continue Reading →

Workforce intelligence events

Would you like more detailed workforce data on different parts of the social service workforce? Due to increasing interest, we are holding a series of half day events to look ... Continue Reading →

2015 Scottish Social Service Workforce Data Report

2015 Workforce Data Report published today, 31 August 2016. The report shows that the size of the social service workforce continues to grow and is now at 203,200, an increase of 1.8% ... Continue Reading →

2015 Mental Health Officers’ Report published

The statistics show the number of mental health officers (MHO) has gone up by 2% to 670 in December 2015. The increase comes following 2014 having the lowest number of MHOs since 2005. ... Continue Reading →

New data reports on the social service workforce now available

We have published two new reports from data received on more than 180,000 workers in the Scottish social service workforce.   The reports cover staff retention and the numbers of whole ... Continue Reading →