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These Intelligence bulletins from the Scottish Social Services Council, as part of Skills for Care and Development, will let you find out more about the workforce and help plan the Scottish social services workforce for the future. Skills for Care and Development is the sector skills council for social care, children and young people’s workforce in the UK.

March 2012

The social services workforce in Scotland

19 Mar 2012

Intelligence, issue seven.This bulletin provides the most up-to-date information on the Social Services in Scotland workforce and outlines the size and nature of the sector as of December 2010.

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July 2011

The social services workforce in Scotland

07 Jul 2011

Good labour market information (LMI) can highlight key issues for employers about their existing workforce and plays a vital role in planning for the future. It can help employers to understand more about the workforce they employ and to plan for the workforce they will need in future.

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March 2011

The residential child care workforce in Scotland, December 2008

29 Mar 2011

Intelligence, issue five. This Intelligence bulletin provides a snapshot of the Residential Child Care (RCC) workforce in Scotland. It examines the age, gender and qualifications of the RCC workforce, comparing it with similar sub-sectors and the wider social services sector. All RCC workers are required to be registered with the SSSC and must inform us when they have completed a qualification which meets their condition for registration.

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January 2011

So what information is collected?

26 Jan 2011

Intelligence, issue four. Good Labour Market Information (LMI) can highlight key issues for you as employers about your existing workforce and plays a vital role in planning for the future. It can help employers to understand the more about the workforce they have now and to plan for the workforce they will need in future. Good LMI also supports you to improve your benchmarking processes by helping you to compare the characteristics of your workforce with others.

We also share relevant information with Scottish Government and other stakeholders to ensure they are aware of the nature of our workforce and this has really improved everyone's understanding.

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September 2010

Understanding the external environment

22 Sep 2010

Intelligence, issue three. There are a range of resources which provide a picture of the social services workforce and external drivers for change in the sector, for example, demographic change will impact on your workforce. This edition of intelligence outlines resources which assist employers to identify and understand the impact of these drivers. This is a crucial part of workforce planning ensuring employers have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time. Good workforce planning will help employers to avoid unnecessary expenditure.

We are sure you will find the information provided in this bulletin useful. If you have any comments or feedback please contact Neil Macleod at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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March 2010

The social services sector – key workforce data sources

25 Mar 2010

Intelligence, issue two. Good labour market information is vital for employers providing social services as it highlights key issues and is essential to plan for the social services workforce for the future. The data plays an important role in helping employers to undertake effective workforce planning and to improve their benchmarking processes.

This edition of Intelligence provides the key sources of data available on the Scottish social services workforce. We hope you find this bulletin informative and if you have any comments or feedback please contact Neil Macleod at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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