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 2016

SVQs in the Scottish Social Service Sector 2015

17 May 2016

This is the seventh in a series of annual reports on Scottish Vocational Qualifications provision in Scotland, produced regularly for the purposes of workforce planning.

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April 2016

Sector Skills Agreement for the Scottish social services sector

12 Apr 2016

In 2007-2008 each Sector Skills Council was required to undertake a Sector Skills Agreement (SSA). The Scottish Social Services Council, as part of Skills for Care and Development, produced one for the Scottish social services sector. The SSA consisted of 5 stages. Stages 1, 2, 3 and 5 ended in a written report. These reports are presented below along with a summary document.

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March 2016

Experimental Statistics: Whole Time Equivalent Data for the Scottish Social Service Workforce

21 Mar 2016

This report and our experimental statistics report on staff retention are the first in a new series of reports intended to explore and examine more fully the workforce data available to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

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Experimental Statistics: Staff Retention in the Scottish Social Service Sector

21 Mar 2016

This report and our experimental statistics report on whole time equivalents are the first in a new series of reports intended to explore and examine more fully the workforce data available to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

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SVQs in the Scottish Social Service Sector - report for 2012, 2013 and 2014

01 Mar 2016

Revised Publication

The SSSC has revised and republished the SVQs in the Scottish Social Service Sector report for 2012, 2013 and 2014. It was withdrawn in January 2016 following the identification of a data quality issue at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) which affected the SVQ data for 2014.

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August 2015