On this page you can find announcements about publication dates and updates about our work.

SSSC Workforce Data Site Evaluation

08 Jul 2014

When the SSSC launched this site in November last year we promised that we would undertake a review of the site after it had been running for 6 months.


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Revision to 2012 detailed workforce data

15 Sep 2013

Minor formatting and labelling issues were identified in the 2012 detailed workforce information. The issue affects the "LA SWS Table" tab for the rows between Orkney Islands and South Lanarkshire. Some of the Local Authority and Location/Activity labels do not align with the data correctly which gives misleading results. The "LA SWS Data" tab is not affected by this issue.

The file was corrected and can be downloaded from the 2012 detailed workforce information page.

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Planning for the future: a skilled social service workforce is essential

07 Jan 2013

Scotland’s employers must plan for a flexible skilled workforce to be able to deliver high quality services in a climate of financial pressures and growing demand.

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2011 social services workforce statistics

31 Oct 2012

The private sector continues to be the biggest social services employer in Scotland with 42% of workers employed by private companies, according to new statistics released by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today. The 2011 Workforce Data Report is the first report from the SSSC as an Official Statistics provider. The annual statistics also show a decrease in the overall size of the workforce.

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SSSC takes on the local authority census

23 Mar 2012

The SSSC now has responsibility for the annual census of Local Authority Social Work Services (LASWS) staff. Mike Docherty, SSSC Workforce Intelligence Manager, tells us more about the transfer of responsibility and what it means to you.

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