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Who can register?

On this page you will find information about who can register with us.

Social workers, social work students and most job roles in the social service sector must register with the SSSC.

You need to be working in a social service role when you apply for registration, unless you are a social worker or student. You should check with your employer to find out if the role you are in requires registration.

If you are already registered with one of the regulatory bodies listed below you do not need to register with us unless you are a social worker or social work student.

We register people who work in early years and residential child care, adult day care and residential care, care at home and housing support services.

To register with the SSSC you must satisfy the criteria for registration. This includes holding, or agreeing to work towards, the appropriate qualifications for the job they do.

If you do not currently hold all the required qualifications we can still grant your registration subject to the condition that you achieve the required qualifications within your first period of registration.

Find out more about qualifications here.

You need to achieve registration within six months of starting a new role. So, it's important to apply as soon as possible.

Who should apply to register

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

Search the Register

Check the registration status of a social worker or social care 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.