Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
Our workforce data, information and intelligence publications are all available from this section of the web-site.
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.
SSSC Vision, issue three. There are a range of myths about the social services workforce. For example many people outside social services think it is staffed by volunteers or all workers are employed by the local authority or that the vast majority of people working in the sector are social workers. This briefing will debunk some of these common myths which will be helpful for employers, people already working in social services and anyone considering a career in social services. It also explores six common myths about the social services workforce.
SSSC Vision, issue two. This briefing focuses on some of the challenges around developing a skilled social services workforce in a challenging economic climate.
This briefing focuses on the challenges around supporting individuals to start or develop a career in social services.
This is the eighteenth in a series of quarterly papers on the provision and uptake of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Health and Social Care (HSC) and Children’s Care Learning and Development (CCLD) in Scotland. These papers are produced regularly for the purposes of workforce planning in the social services sector.
This is the fifth in a series of annual reports on Scottish Vocational Qualifications provision in Scotland, to be produced regularly for the purposes of workforce planning.
This is the fourth in a series of annual reports on Scottish Vocational Qualifications provision in Scotland, to be produced regularly for the purposes of workforce planning.