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The largest group of workers who require to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have until 13 December to submit their application.

There are around 62,000 support workers in care at home and housing support services who need to register with the SSSC. Due to the high volume of applications the SSSC, with agreement from the Scottish Government, have set the deadline of 13 December 2019 for workers to get their application in.

We guarantee we’ll process all applications received by 13 December before the mandatory date for registration on 30 September 2020. 
Progress towards getting support workers in care at home and housing support registered is good so far with:

  • 44,416 already registered
  • 7749 applications currently being processed.

However, that means there are still some workers who need to complete and submit their applications within the next two weeks with:

  • 6035 applications on the system but not yet submitted
  • an estimated 3800 who haven’t started their application.

Maree Allison, SSSC Acting Chief Executive said: ‘Support workers in care at home and housing support are the last group of workers that need to register with the SSSC and are also the largest group. 

‘Our staff are working hard to make sure that everyone who applies before 13 December has their application processed before the mandatory date for registration next year. 

‘We expect to have 160,000 people on our Register once this group is registered who will all be part of a trusted, skilled and confident workforce delivering Scotland’s social services.’

Workers registering with the SSSC is an important part of the professionalisation of the social service workforce and all registered workers have to work to the SSSC Codes of Practice. They also have to hold, or work towards, a recognised qualification for their role making sure they have the right skills and knowledge to provide the best possible care to people using services.