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What are the benefits of registration?

There are benefits to being a registered social service worker.

Over 100,000 people who care for our most vulnerable citizens are on our Register.

Being registered with us means you are part of a professional workforce similar to teachers and nurses.

The respect and trust you gain from the people you care for can lead to job satisfaction and motivation which everyone can benefit from.

You can show that you have skills and knowledge gained through your qualification which will help to increase your self-confidence and the confidence people have in you.

You have free access to a range of resources and apps on a variety of topics such as our Step into Leadership website, Leadership Open Badges and the Learning Zone. Find out more about our free resources.

Through the SSSC Codes we set the national standards of practice that you should follow in your daily work. Having a registered and regulated workforce means that if the standards aren’t met we can take action.

Who should apply to register

Find out if you need to register, what qualifications you must have and the fee you need to pay.

Access the tool here

Search the Register

Check the registration status of a social worker or social service worker employed in Scotland.

Search the Register

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Post registration training and learning (PRTL)

Post registration training and learning (PRTL) is about ongoing learning and development.

Everyone registered with us has to meet PRTL requirements as part of their registration.

SSSC Codes of Practice

The Codes set out the standards of practice and behaviour expected of social service workers and their employers.

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Have you changed jobs recently?

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.