Local authority data providers group

The SSSC took over responsibility for conducting this survey in 2011 from Scottish Government. The survey is of those staff employed in local authority social work services which are not care services required to register with the Care Inspectorate.

The survey is conducted every December and contributes to the annual Scottish social services workforce data report.

The materials for the 2015 data collection can be downloaded here.

LASWS Staffing Group

The SSSC chairs and organises the LASWS Staffing Group as a forum for local authorities and the SSSC to meet and discuss the operation of the LASWS survey.

The group usually meets twice each year. Please note that after the June 2014 meeting of the group, it was merged with the Mental Health Officer (MHO) Survey Group to become the Local Authority Workforce Data Providers Group (LAWDPG). The first meeting of the new group took place on 12th November 2014 (agenda, minutes and papers available below).

Minutes and papers

You can download minutes and papers from previous group meetings. Mintues of the last meeting on 27 September 2016 will be available to download after they have been agreed as accurate at the next meeting of the LAWDPG on 9 May 2017.

DateDescriptionFile type 
27 September 2016 Agenda and papers PDF Download
10 May 2016 Agenda and minutes PDF Download
1 October 2015 Agenda, minutes and papers PDF Download
12 November 2014 Agenda, minutes and papers PDF Download
24 June 2014 Agenda, minutes and papers PDF Download
2 October 2013 Agenda and minutes PDF Download
13 September 2012 Agenda, minutes and papers PDF Download
3 May 2012 Agenda, minutes and papers PDF Download
5 October 2011 Agenda, minutes and papers PDF Download