Fitness to practise

One of our responsibilities is to protect people who use services and their carers by registering and regulating key groups of social service workers. Our Fitness to Practise team investigates concerns about social service workers who have applied for registration or workers who are already registered with us.

When a social service worker applies to register with the SSSC they must agree to abide by theĀ SSSC Codes of Practice. The codes set out clear standards workers must work to and lets people who use services know what they can expect from their workers. Concerns can include if there are disciplinary issues or an individual raises a concern about a worker.

The vast majority of social service workers follow the conduct and practices set out in the SSSCĀ Code of Practice and consistently meet the high standards expected by the public. However, we can take action against registered workers who do not meet the standards expected of them.

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