The Council, made up of a Convener and members, oversees our work. The Council has set up an Audit and Assurance Committee and several other committees, such as the Fitness to Practise Committee and Special Appeals Committee.
We have four directorates that carry out our statutory and workforce development role and provide support functions. We have a shared service with the Care Inspectorate for human resources, finance and estates, health and safety.
We aim to work to the highest standards of integrity in the public interest. Our code of governance ensures that we achieve this.
The framework we operate in means that we:
The SSSC has a corporate governance framework which includes:
The Audit and Assurance Committee meet quarterly to review the assurance report. This report contains:
As a non-departmental public body (NDPB) the SSSC helps contribute to the Scottish Government’s National Outcomes. One of the outcomes is to ensure public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people’s needs and procurement has a significant role to play in achieving this outcome.
We are committed to valuing diversity and improving opportunity for all. We are responsible for registering people who work in social services and regulating their education and training. Our vision is of a competent, confident workforce, capable of delivering high quality services, a workforce that has the confidence of the public, those who use services and their carers. We aim to put people who use services and carers at the centre of everything we do.
Annual Report and Accounts of the Scottish Social Services Council for 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021View the Report and Accounts
Find out more about registering with the SSSC including what qualifications you need and how much it costs.
Discover our free learning resources and how our work can support your learning and development.
Read more about our fitness to practise process, registrant responsibilities and how to make a complaint about a worker.