The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is the regulator for the social service workforce in Scotland. Our work means the people of Scotland can count on social services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce. We protect the public by registering social service workers, setting standards for their practice, conduct, training and education and by supporting their professional development. Where people fall below the standards of practice and conduct we can investigate and take action.
The SSSC registers key groups of social service workers in Scotland. This includes people working in social work, social care and early years.
MySSSC is a secure site from SSSC that is available to people who want to apply for registration, people currently registered, employers and university contacts.
Current consultations and surveys
The consultation on the revised Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers and the implementation of a fitness to practise approach to regulation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded.
We received a good level of response from a range of individuals and organisations. About 53% of those who responded were social service workers and included workers from the public, private and voluntary sectors and across services for adults and children. We also heard from employers, employer representative groups, unions, educators, professional bodies and other regulators.
Some key points from the feedback on the revised Codes of Practice
Some key points from the feedback on the move to fitness to practise
Codes of Practice – the final version will be assessed for plain English before going to Scottish Government for final approval. The new version is due to be launched alongside the new fitness to practise model of regulation in late autumn 2016.
Move to fitness to practise - in late spring/early summer we will hold a consultation to get your views on the new draft Registration and Fitness to Practise Rules and the revised guide on the outcomes following a fitness to practise process.
If you have any queries please email us on email@example.com
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