Most of our hearings are taking place online but, where necessary, they are held at our offices in Dundee, with appropriate physical distancing measures.
Members of the public can attend public hearings. You would do this by coming to our offices in Dundee.
Members of the public, witnesses or workers are not permitted to record any hearings they attend (virtual or physical).
If you wish to observe a hearing, please contact us before the hearing date as follows:
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.
Our video shows you what it's like if you come to a SSSC hearing at our offices in Dundee. You might attend because you are a registered worker and we are holding a hearing about you or because you've been asked to be a witness.
If you require text transcripts of any of our videos, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
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 more information 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 721926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the media wishing to attend a hearing should contact Lorraine Wakefield, Communications Manager on 01382 721926 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.
Read The Public Information Policy to see what information we publish in advance of our hearings, what we don’t and why.