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We have a number of committees, sub-committees and panels.

Operational committees

Audit Committee: scrutinises and develops the external audit arrangements and ensures there are sufficient internal control arrangements.

Remuneration Committee: approves the salary packages for SSSC employees with the exception of the Chief Executive and Council members.

Resources Committee: develops and scrutinises strategy, budgets and plans to ensure efficient, effective and economical use of resources. It is also responsible for reviewing organisational structure and human resources policies, processes and procedures.

Regulatory committees

Conduct Committee: reports on outcomes and disposals of the Preliminary Proceedings Sub-committees and Conduct Sub-committees as well as advising of training required for members.

Registration Committee: reports on outcomes and disposals of the Registration Sub-committees as well as advising them of any training required for members.

Fitness to Practise Committee: reports on outcomes and disposals of the Fitness to Practise panels as well as advising of any training required for members.

Appeals committees

Employment Appeals Sub-committee: hears and determines appeals by employees in line with our grievance procedures and disciplinary procedures.

Special Appeals Committee: deals with concerns about Fitness to Practise Committee, Registration Committee and Conduct Committee members.

Panels

Training Appeal Panel: provides an appeal for decisions made under the Scottish Social Services Council Rules for Social Work Training (2003), the Scottish Social Services Council Rules and Requirements for Specialist Training for Social Service Workers in Scotland (2005) and the Rules and Requirements for Awards Developed from the Standard for Childhood Practice (2008).

Qualification Panel: makes recommendations on individual qualifications or on qualification principles and criteria and to provide development, review, support and advice on qualification matters.