Previous consultations by the SSSC

One of the ways we engage with our stakeholders is by consulting with them when we are planning to change the way that we do something. It is important for us to take into account their views and input.

We promise to make consultations as accessible and widely available as possible. We do this by putting details and relevant links and documents on our website.

As the governing body of social service workers in Scotland, the SSSC monitors analyses and comments on developments and responding to discussion papers and consultation documents issued by government, regulatory and other bodies.

In this section, you can find information about our previous consultations.

We opened the consultation about increasing registration fees on 9 August 2016. Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation.

The SSSC Council met on 24 January and decided to go ahead with the fee increase, with some changes to the original proposal to take into account the views we heard through the consultation. Download our statement on the findings from the consultation here.

We consulted on the SSSC Registration and Fitness to Practise Rules (the Rules) and Decisions Guidance. These are the main documents that set out the way:

- we manage the Register
- our hearing process works
- our panel members decide the appropriate sanction.

The consultation ran from 1 June 2016 until 31 July 2016.

These documents will put in place the new fitness to practise model. This means that we will take action when a worker's fitness to practise is impaired due to a concern about their conduct, professional practice or serious ill health. There are also changes which will simplify our processes and make them more effective.

We will implement the move to fitness to practise model on 1 November 2016.