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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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