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

Publication of the Staff vacancies in care services 2017 report

15 Jan 2019

The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have today published new figures on the levels of staff vacancies in Scotland’s social care services.

As with the previous report, this report provides a national overview of vacancies and recruitment difficulties reported by care services to the Care Inspectorate, the body which registers and inspects all social care services. It also introduces for the first time data on the actual number of vacancies services have, held by the SSSC, the social service workforce regulator.

The report is available here 

Read more

Publication of Adults' services workforce report 2017

19 Dec 2018

We are pleased to announce the publication today of the report on Adults' services for 2017. The Adults' services report is available here 

Read more

Interactive social worker data tool 2017 update published

26 Oct 2018

We have recently released an update to the 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.

Read more

Publication of 2017 LA post type data

26 Oct 2018

We are pleased to announce that the breakdown of LA post types for 2017 was published on Friday 26th October (available here). The spreadsheets present headcount and WTE (whole time equivalent) data of all filled posts in local authority social work services where those employed do not work in a registered care service. This therefore covers staff working primarily in field social work services.

Read more

Publication of 2017 detailed workforce information

03 Oct 2018

We are pleased to announce that the detailed workforce information for 2017 was published on Wednesday 3rd October (available here).

Read more

Publication of 2017 MHO Report

31 Aug 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) 2017 Report was published on Tuesday 31st August 2018 (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.

Read more