First you need to set up your MySSSC account. You can do this on your smartphone, PC or tablet.
To set up your account you need:
After you have set up your account we will send you an email to validate your account. Click on the link in the email, you can then log in to begin your application.
Make sure you have the following details ready before you start to make the process quick and easy:
Please answer all the application questions.
A Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership is required for registration.
When you’ve completed the application form you need to get it countersigned by an authorised countersignatory. You can find a list of the people in your organisation on your MySSSC account.
Once your application is countersigned, we’ll email you to pay the application fee and submit your application. You do this using your MySSSC account. If you don’t pay the fee, we won’t be able to process your application.
Fees depend on your role and the part of the Register you are on. There is an application fee and an annual fee.
We will email you to confirm we’ve received your application.
It can take up to three months to approve an application. We will contact you if you have missed out any information and it may take us longer to approve your application.
We’ll contact you if we need more information to process your application. We usually allow three weeks for you to return the information and we’ll give you the deadline date when we get in touch.
If we get the right information in time, we’ll continue to process your application.
If we don’t, we’ll need to reject your application and will email to let you know. If this happens you need to start a new application on MySSSC and pay another application fee.
*Although we have general timescales, this may differ depending on the type of information we need and who we need it from. We will not reject applications in less than three weeks.
If you’ve been removed from our Register following a fitness to practise investigation you must complete a Restoration Application Form rather than using MySSSC. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Restoration Application Form. Please read our Restoration Factsheet and Restoration Application Guidance for more information.
Here are some step by step guides and checklists to help you through the registration process.
Registration is compulsory for many social service roles so visit our ‘Help with Register parts, fees and qualifications tool' for more information.Access the tool here
Check the registration status of a social worker or social service worker employed in Scotland.Search the Register
Our MySSSC FAQs page answers some common questions about MySSSC accounts.Visit the MySSSC FAQs page
Continuous professional learning (CPL) is the learning we do for work which helps us develop our knowledge, skills and professional behaviour so we can deliver our best practice.
The Codes of Practice set out the standards of practice and behaviour expected of social service workers and their employers.
If you've changed your job or role then you may need to apply to be on a different part of the Register.
Check your existing registration and create a new or additional application online now in MySSSC.