This form is for survivors of child abuse while in care in Scotland who wish to make a complaint about a worker registered or applying to register with the SSSC.

If you would like:

  • this form in another format
  • help to complete this form
  • to speak to someone to make your complaint rather than complete this form

please contact us on 0345 60 30 891 and select the option for the Fitness to Practise department.

Guidance on what we can and cannot consider as a complaint and the information we need can be found here.

Your details.

Fields marked (*) are required.
First name(*)

Please let us know your name.
Current surname(*)

Please let us know your email address.
Surname as a child - for example maiden name(*)

Please write a subject for your message.
Date of birth(*)

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Address (including postcode)(*)

Please let us know your message.
Contact number(*)

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Email address.
Important - Details of your complaint will be emailed to you when you submit this form. Please only include your email address if the account is personal to you.

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Your details.

Where and when were you in care when the abuse took place? Please include, if you can, the years, or your age, and the name of the local authority that placed you there.

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Do you want us to give you information about people or organisations that might be able to help you?

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Details about the worker you are making a complaint about.

If you cannot remember the worker’s name but have told us where and when the abuse took place we can try to trace the worker. The more detail that you can give us the better we can consider your concerns.

Worker’s first name

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Worker’s current surname (if known)

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Worker’s previous surname (if known)

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If you would like to complain about more than one worker, please provide details about any additional workers below, including their current and previous names, if you know them.

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Other organisations you have told about the abuse

It is important that we know if you have raised your concerns with or made a complaint to any other organisations like the worker’s employer, Police, social work department, Care Inspectorate, Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health Care and Professions Council. This is so we can check what stage they have reached.
If you have told any organisation about the abuse please list them below.

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If someone else is completing this form on your behalf please provide their name, telephone number and email address. Please only provide their email address if it is personal to them.

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Would you like us to contact this person to get more information about your complaint?

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Please let us know how you would like to be contacted.

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If you would like us to contact you by telephone please let us know if there is a specific time or day you would prefer.

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Additional information and declaration.

We will contact you, or the person completing this form on your behalf, once you submit this form to ask for further information.

If there is any other information you want to tell us just now, please include this in the box below.

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Please tick to confirm:
To the best of my knowledge, the information I have provided is accurate.
I understand that to investigate this matter the SSSC will need to share details with the social service worker(s) concerned and their employer(s).
I understand that when I submit this form a copy of my complaint will be sent to the email address I have provided.(*)

Please tick to confirm

Data Protection
The SSSC is registered with the Information Commissioner and data supplied by you on this form will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the data protection legislation. The Data Controller is the SSSC. Personal data supplied by you will be processed for the purposes of undertaking our statutory duties in respect of registered social service workers.
The data may be disclosed to any social service worker named, or otherwise identified, their employer(s), any other person named, or otherwise identified, SSSC Fitness to Practise Panels, the Health and Care Professions Council, the Care Council for Wales, the Northern Ireland Social Care Council and the Care Inspectorate, other regulatory bodies and similar organisations in the UK and in other countries.
By submitting this form you are signing that you consent to the processing of the personal data including special category and criminal offence data in the ways described above.