We do this by listening, learning and then doing the right thing. We regulate and develop the social service workforce to be trusted, skilled and confident.
Our values are at the heart of our organisation and guide everything we do. You can find more on our values and organisation characteristics in our Strategic Plan.
'We have achieved an incredible amount over the last two years and couldn’t have achieved this successfully without the commitment of the people involved. Everyone played their part but I can’t praise my team enough for all their hard work, patience, determination and desire to make it as successful as it was’.
Lainney Reid, Systems Development Manager
'We will then complete an investigation, review all information and then make a decision on the worker’s fitness to practise. When making a decision we will consider a number of factors including the seriousness of the behaviour, the risk to public protection and the risk to public interest both in the social services sector and the SSSC as a regulator'.
Rachel Hamilton, Solicitor
'Social workers and social care staff play an integral role in supporting and protecting the most vulnerable in our society. Their interventions result in positive change to families and communities at the point of crisis that gives people control of their lives’.
Phillip Gillespie, Director of Development and Innovation
With a talented team of 300 staff we pride ourselves on making the SSSC a great place to work.
We have four directorates that carry out our statutory and workforce development role and provide support functions.
In everything we do, we believe the people of Scotland have the right to be safe when accessing social care services.
We are proud of our recruitment process and take care to gather the necessary documentation and meet all legal and policy obligations.