Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
On this page you can find announcements about publication dates and updates about our work.
We are pleased to announce that MHO workforce data tables and charts have been published for the full period for which the SSSC holds this data (available here):
- MHO numbers, full contracted Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) and WTE per 100k population: 2005 – 2015
- MHO trainees: 2008/09 – 2015/16
- MHO leavers: 2009 – 2015
- All other MHO data: 2008 – 2015
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is organising a series of half day events to look in more detail at workforce data on children's services and adults' services. We are being increasingly asked for more detailed workforce data on different parts of the sector (e.g. day care services for children, looked after children's services and adult residential care) and in view of this we have arranged these events to look at the more detailed data we have available. A key part of the events is also to engage with people who use or want to use this workforce data and hear from them about what is useful, what isn't and what more we could do.
We are pleased to announce that the breakdown of LA post types for 2015 was published on Friday 2nd September (available here). The spreadsheets present headcount and WTE (whole time equivalent) data of all filled posts in local authority social work services where those employed do not work in a registered care service. This therefore covers staff working primarily in field social work services.
Previously, the Western Isles council area was referred to in Gaelic as Eilean Siar as encouraged by government guidance. New guidance advises that it should now be Na h-Eileanan Siar. We now use this name in our publications; previous publications will not be amended unless they are updated as part of a time series, for example the interactive visualisations. As a result of this change, the area now appears between Moray and North Ayrshire in tables and charts.