Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
Our workforce data, information and intelligence publications are all available from this section of the web-site. Immediately below are quick links to our most recent publications, followed by more detailed information on each publication.
|Aug 22||Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2021 Workforce Data||Here|
|Aug 22||Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2021||Here|
|Aug 22||2021-2022 SVQ Tables||Here|
|Jul-22||2020 Children's Services Workforce Tables||Here|
|Jun-22||Residential Child Care report 2022||Here|
|Jan-22||Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2020||Here|
|Dec-21||Staff vacancies in care services 2020 report||Here|
|Oct-21||2020 detailed workforce information||Here|
|Oct-21||Workforce Skills Report 2021||Here|
|Sep-21||The Adults' services workforce tables - 2020||Here|
|Sep-21||Local authority post types 2020||Here|
|Aug-21||Mental Health Officers time series data||Here|
|Aug-21||Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2020 Workforce Data||Here|
|Aug-21||Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2020||Here|
|Quarterly||Registration and Early Learning and Childcare data ( last QTR to 27/06/2022)||Here|
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2021 Workforce Data.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2021.
The Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2021 presents information on:
- The number of practising MHOs in post at 6 December 2021, excluding long-term absentees.
- MHO trainees, leavers, vacancies and staffing shortfalls.
- Key characteristics of the MHO workforce (e.g. age) and the type of teams they work in.
The Scottish Social Services Council publishes information on those undertaking qualifications relevant to work in the social service sector. This data is to help supports workforce planning in the sector.
These tables provide SVQ provision data separately for social services and healthcare (primarily Adult services) and Children and Young People frameworks as well as the proportion of SVQ activity made up by Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) in Scotland.
As well as the 2021-22 data these tables also show historic data (2017-18 onwards) in order to allow comparison.
This file contains The Children’s Services Workforce 2020 Tables. These tables look at the workforce in children’s services in Scotland broken by sub-sector, and focuses in detail on the three sub-sectors which can be split further (day care of children, residential child care, and school care accommodation). It supplements data already published in the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2020 Workforce Data.
This report is the first of its kind produced by the SSSC. It provides an examination of trends within residential child care from 2010 to 2020 looking at changes not just in the workforce but also in services, providers and children in care
In 2020 we published a plan for putting care experienced children, young people and adults at the heart of what we do in 2020-2023. Part of that strategy included a commitment to ‘…develop a report examining the last 10 years of residential child care workforce data’. This report draws on workforce data held by the SSSC for the period 2010 to 2020 and also makes use of data on the numbers of residential child care services and the numbers of looked after children from data collected by the Care Inspectorate and Scottish Government. This report is the first of its kind produced by the SSSC. It provides an examination of trends within residential child care from 2010 to 2020 looking at changes not just in the workforce but also in services, providers and children in care.
This file allows you to interactively investigate data on practising social workers employed by local authorities. It uses data from our LA Post Types publication and adds in some contextual population data from National Records of Scotland. Guidance and background notes are included within the file.