Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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 It was withdrawn in January 2016 following the identification of a data quality issue at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) which affected the SVQ data for 2014.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2014 Workforce Data.