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Please note that there has been a change to the way in which the Scottish Social Services Council refers to the sector that it works within. Previous workforce intelligence reports and publications have used the terminology of ‘social services workforce’ and ‘social services sector’. This has now changed and the terminology used by the Scottish Social Services Council is now ‘social service workforce’ and ‘social service sector’. It should be noted that the Scottish Social Services Council regards the two terms as synonymous. The change does not indicate any change to the boundaries of the sector or to the areas of the SSSC’s responsibilities, these remain as before. It is simply a change to the language used.

December 2014

Scottish social services sector: report on 2012 workforce data

04 Dec 2014

Revised Publication

The SSSC has revised and republished the 2012 Scottish Social Services workforce data report. This follows the identification of an error in the original version of the 2012 report published in September 2013. The error resulted in the social service workforce headcount being underestimated by approximately 1,200 i.e. 0.6% of the sector's workforce.

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September 2014

Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2013

25 Sep 2014

The Scottish Social Services Council today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2013.

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May 2013

Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2012

29 May 2013

The Scottish Social Services Council today published the 2012 Mental Health Officers' report.

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April 2013

Training and skills development in social services

15 Apr 2013

SSSC Vision, issue six. This briefing focuses on the training activity in Scotland and the latest data on the awards and qualifications that are relevant to the social service sector in Scotland.

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The use of technology in service delivery and workforce developments

15 Apr 2013

SSSC Vision, issue five. Technology has a vital role to play in the development of the social service workforce. This briefing considers the use of technology in social services and the implications for the workforce. It focuses on the use of telecare and telehealthcare services, their implications for social services workers and the use of technology to support workforce development.

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