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

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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Publication of 2015 LA post type data

02 Sep 2016

We are pleased to announce that the breakdown of LA post types for 2015 was published on Friday 2nd September (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.

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Publication of 2015 detailed workforce information

01 Sep 2016

We are pleased to announce that the detailed workforce information for 2015 was published on Thursday 1st September (available here).

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Publication of 2015 Workforce Data Report

31 Aug 2016

We are pleased to announce that Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2015 Workforce Data was published on 31st August 2016 (available here).

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Change to naming of Eilean Siar (Western Isles)

30 Aug 2016

Previously, the Western Isles council area was referred to in Gaelic as Eilean Siar as encouraged by government guidance. New guidance advises that it should now be Na h-Eileanan Siar. We now use this name in our publications; previous publications will not be amended unless they are updated as part of a time series, for example the interactive visualisations. As a result of this change, the area now appears between Moray and North Ayrshire in tables and charts.

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Publication of 2015 MHO Report

29 Aug 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) 2015 Report was published on Monday 29th August 2016 (available here).

For more information, please contact Phil McNicol, Data Researcher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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