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.

May 2010

SVQs in the social services sector from October to December 2009

21 May 2010

This is the ninth in a series of quarterly papers on the provision and uptake of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Health and Social Care 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 2009

21 May 2010

This is the eighth in a series of quarterly papers on the provision and uptake of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Health and Social Care 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 2009

21 May 2010

This is the seventh in a series of quarterly papers on the provision and uptake of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Health and Social Care 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 2009

21 May 2010

This is the sixth in a series of quarterly papers on the provision and uptake of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in Health and Social Care in Scotland. These papers are produced regularly for the purposes of workforce planning in the social services sector.

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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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December 2009

Scottish social services sector: report on 2008 workforce data

14 Dec 2009

This report brings together data on the social services sector’s workforce from two key sources to provide an up to date picture of those in paid employment in the sector, whether employed by a public, private or voluntary service provider.

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