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Workforce planning

We play a key role in supporting workforce planning and development for the social service sector in Scotland.

We do this by:

We are also working with a range of partners to support the implementation of actions to support the Scottish Government’s National Workforce Plan for Health and Social Care.

Workforce planning and development is essential to make sure social services deliver high quality outcomes for the people who use them and having a skilled, confident and flexible workforce is a key part of delivering improved outcomes and performance in services.

What Brexit means for social service workers and employers

We have produced information about what Brexit means for social service workers and employers.

View the Brexit information

Workforce Data

As an official statistics provider we publish data on the social service workforce in Scotland.


Start your life changing career in social services by exploring our careers website.

Right values, right people

Our toolkit helps employers use and embed values-based approaches to recruitment and retaining workers.