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.

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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SVQs in the social services sector from April to June 2010

01 Jul 2011

This is the eleventh 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 2010

01 Jul 2011

This is the tenth 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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Sector Skills Assessment (Scotland) 2010

01 Jul 2011

Skills for Care and Development is the Sector Skills Council for the 1.87 million people working in the social care, children and young people.s sector in the UK. It is an alliance of six organisations, including the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

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June 2011

Scottish social services sector: report on 2009 workforce data

09 Jun 2011

This is the second report published by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) combining data from the Scottish Government annual census of staff in local authority social work services with data from the annual returns collected by the Care Commission from all registered care providers. The data was gathered in late 2009.

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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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