Publications

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.

January 2013

SVQs in the social services sector from October to December 2011

11 Jan 2013

This is the seventeenth 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.

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SVQs in the social services sector from July to September 2011

11 Jan 2013

This is the sixteenth 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.

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SVQs in the social services sector from April to June 2011

11 Jan 2013

This is the fifteenth 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.

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SVQs in the social services sector from January to March 2011

11 Jan 2013

This is the fourteenth 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.

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October 2012

Scottish social services sector: report on 2011 workforce data

30 Oct 2012

This report is published by the SSSC as part of our duties under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001.The data provides a comprehensive picture of the sector’s workforce at the end of 2011.

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March 2012

Scottish Sector Skills Assessment Report 2010/11

20 Mar 2012

This Sector Skills Assessment has been developed by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in its role as part of Skills for Care and Development. Skills for Care and Development (SfC&D) is the Sector Skills Council for the 1.4 million people working in the social services in the UK (Skills for Care and Development, 2010). It is an alliance of six organisations including the SSSC.

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