Announcements

Publication of the 2019 Mental Health Officers Report

13 Aug 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) 2019 Report was published on Thursday 13th August 2020 (available here.)

For more information, please contact Zara Gall, Data Researcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Announcement of publication date for the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2019 Workforce Data

04 Aug 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Social Service Sector: Report on 2019 Workforce Data will be published on Thursday 27th August at 9.30am.

For more information, please contact James Arnold, Data Researcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last year’s report is available on the site at: Scottish Social Service Sector: Report 2018 Workforce Data.

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Announcement of publication date for the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2019

16 Jul 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) 2019 Report will be published on Thursday 13th August at 9.30am.

For more information, please contact Zara Gall, Data Researcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Announcement of publication date of Provisional Official Statistics on the Scottish Social Service Workforce

15 May 2020

Due to the unprecedented circumstances that Scotland and the rest of the world are currently in, Official Statistics producers have been asked by Scottish Government to consider ways in which we can support planning of responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the light of increased demand for data that we hold on those working in the sector and the services they work in we took advice from the Office of the Chief Statistician in Scottish Government and from key stakeholders in the sector with a view to bringing forward publication of provisional detailed data from December 2019. This would not otherwise be available until after the publication of the main report (the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on Workforce Data) which will not be available for publication until August 2020.

The information contained within the provisional data sets will present data on the number of staff by their location (full postcode) and also by details of the registered care service they work in. In the case of local authority social workers this is presented by local authority area and by the type of team they work in. Childminders data is presented simply at the level of the local authority.

The data set will be published on Monday 18th May at 9.30am on the SSSC workforce data website (data.sssc.uk.com).

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Publication of 2018 Children's Services Workforce Tables

08 Apr 2020

We are pleased to announce the publication of The Children’s Services Workforce 2018 Tables. These tables look at the workforce in children’s services in Scotland broken by sub-sector, and focuses in detail on the three sub-sectors which can be split further (day care of children, residential child care, and school care accommodation). It supplements data already published in the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2018 Workforce Data.

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Publication of SSSC registration data

01 Apr 2020

We are pleased to announce that we now publish data from the SSSC register on this site.

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