Announcements

Publication of the 2018 Mental Health Officers Report

16 Aug 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) 2018 Report was published on Tuesday 20th August 2019 (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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Publication of the 2018 MHO Report

19 Jul 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) 2018 Report will be published on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

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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Demand For Social Workers

01 Jul 2019

The SSSC have produced reports on demand for social workers every two years since 2012.

We have published the Demand For Social Workers report. 

This report examines data from a range of sources on the supply and demand for social workers in Scotland. It begins with admissions and completions from social work training courses and looks at the numbers who then register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as newly qualified social workers (NQSWs). It then considers the total number on the Register and the numbers employed as practising social workers (PSWs) by local authorities. Sections 4 and 5 consider drivers of demand and projected numbers of social workers required in the future. The final section provides some conclusions and suggestions for action.

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Using SSSC registration data to examine workforce movements

19 Jun 2019

Part two of the National Workforce Plan for Health and Social Care sets out current and future workforce challenges and identifies several recommendations.

We are leading work to identify how to improve career opportunities along with relevant training and education to support the workforce.

This data analysis is a longitudinal piece of work and we intend to expand our collaborative and explorative approach with the sector to enhance the process and ultimately the usefulness of the findings.

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