Our vision

Our work means the people of Scotland can count on social services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce.


We will achieve this by working towards the following outcomes:

  • there is a safe, skilled, confident and flexible social service workforce with the appropriate values, knowledge, skills and qualifications for current and future sector needs
  • the SSSC is influential in policy making and the social services sector
  • the social service workforce is valued
  • qualifications for social service workers are fit for purpose
  • the right people are on the SSSC Register
  • the SSSC’s resources, products and activities support the development of the workforce and increase its capacity and capability
  • the SSSC is recognised as a well-run, well governed and effective organisation. 

Our values

Our work is based on and driven by our values:

  • integrity
  • commitment
  • accountability
  • pride in what we do
  • listening and engaging
  • learning and creativity.