Our hearings are generally held in public so anyone can attend. Sometimes the panel decides it should be in private for example to protect a vulnerable person.
If you've been asked to come to a hearing you can find out more information in this section. See the different categories below.
If we have asked you to attend an SSSC hearing, find out what you need to do here.
If we have asked you to attend a hearing as a witness for the SSSC, find out what you need to do here.
If you've been asked to attend a hearing as a witness for a social service worker who is appearing at a SSSC Fitness to Practise Panel hearing, find out what you need to know here.
Please contact David Kydd, Team Leader (Hearings) on 01382 207322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the media wishing to attend a hearing should contact Lorraine Wakefield, Senior Communications Officer on 01382 317922 or email@example.com
Information for each Fitness to Practise Panel impairment hearing is published seven days in advance.
View the documents that set out how we carry out our regulatory function and provide guidance to decision makers on when to apply the different sanctions available to them.
Revised Codes of Practice came into effect on the 1st of November 2016. The Codes set out the standards of practice and behaviour expected of social services workers and their employers.