News

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

Publication of all MHO time series data

31 Jan 2017

We are pleased to announce that MHO workforce data tables and charts have been published for the full period for which this data is available (click here):

  • MHO numbers, full contracted Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) and WTE per 100k population: 2005 - 2015
  • Age and gender of the MHO workforce: 2007 - 2015
  • Ethnicity of the MHO workforce: 2008 - 2015
  • MHO trainees: 2008/09 - 2015/16
  • MHO leavers: 2009 - 2015
  • MHO vacancies & shortfalls: 2006 - 2015
  • MHOs by type of Specialist Team: 2005 - 2015
  • MHOs in Mental Health Teams: 2005 - 2015
  • MHOs in Non-Mental Health Teams: 2005 - 2015
  • Exclusive MHO positions: 2006 - 2015
  • MHO work: 2005 - 2015
  • MHO numbers, full contracted Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) and WTE per 100k population by local authority: 2006 - 2015

This constitutes all the data on the MHO workforce collected by the Scottish Government from 2005 to March 2012, and subsequently by the SSSC from December 2012 to date.

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Publication of Staff Retention in the Scottish Social Service Sector 2015

27 Jan 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of a report on Staff Retention in the Scottish Social Service Sector. This report builds on the Experimental Statistics report published by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) on staff retention in March 2016 (available here).

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Publication of Whole Time Equivalent data for the Scottish Social Service Workforce 2015

27 Jan 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of a report on the Whole Time Equivalent data for the Scottish Social Service Workforce 2015. This report builds on the Experimental Statistics report published by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) on whole time equivalents (WTEs) in March 2016 (available here).

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Interactive social worker data tool released

06 Jan 2017

We have recently released a new Excel based Social Worker data tool (available here). The aim of this tool is to make the information on practising Social Workers employed by local authorities more accessible.

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Publication of MHO time series data

03 Oct 2016

We are pleased to announce that MHO workforce data tables and charts have been published for the full period for which the SSSC holds this data (available here):

  • MHO numbers, full contracted Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) and WTE per 100k population: 2005 – 2015
  • MHO trainees: 2008/09 – 2015/16
  • MHO leavers: 2009 – 2015
  • All other MHO data: 2008 – 2015

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Workforce Intelligence Events

16 Sep 2016

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is organising a series of half day events to look in more detail at workforce data on children's services and adults' services. We are being increasingly asked for more detailed workforce data on different parts of the sector (e.g. day care services for children, looked after children's services and adult residential care) and in view of this we have arranged these events to look at the more detailed data we have available. A key part of the events is also to engage with people who use or want to use this workforce data and hear from them about what is useful, what isn't and what more we could do.

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