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 2011

So what information is collected?

26 Jan 2011

Intelligence, issue four. Good Labour Market Information (LMI) can highlight key issues for you as employers about your existing workforce and plays a vital role in planning for the future. It can help employers to understand the more about the workforce they have now and to plan for the workforce they will need in future. Good LMI also supports you to improve your benchmarking processes by helping you to compare the characteristics of your workforce with others.

We also share relevant information with Scottish Government and other stakeholders to ensure they are aware of the nature of our workforce and this has really improved everyone's understanding.

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September 2010

Understanding the external environment

22 Sep 2010

Intelligence, issue three. There are a range of resources which provide a picture of the social services workforce and external drivers for change in the sector, for example, demographic change will impact on your workforce. This edition of intelligence outlines resources which assist employers to identify and understand the impact of these drivers. This is a crucial part of workforce planning ensuring employers have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time. Good workforce planning will help employers to avoid unnecessary expenditure.

We are sure you will find the information provided in this bulletin useful. 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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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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