Publications

Our workforce data, information and intelligence publications are all available from this section of the web-site.

March 2021

The Children's Services Workforce 2019 Tables

19 Mar 2021

These tables look in detail at the children's services workforce in Scotland. 

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December 2020

Adults' Services Workforce in Scotland Tables 2019

18 Dec 2020

These tables look in detail at the adults' services workforce in Scotland. They supplement data already published in the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2019 Workforce Data.

Adults' services account for just over 70 percent of the Scottish social service workforce and are made up of the following sub-sectors:

  • adult day care
  • adult placement services
  • care homes for adults
  • fieldwork service (adults)
  • fieldwork service (generic)
  • fieldwork service (offenders)
  • housing support/care at home
  • nurse agencies
  • offender accommodation services

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Staff vacancies in care services 2019 report

11 Dec 2020

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

It is important to remember the data in the report comes from December 2019 and so reflects the situation in care services before the COVID-19 pandemic began in the UK and before the first case had been identified in the UK.

Our next report, which we will publish in 2021, will be based on data from 31 December 2020.

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 care services. It also includes data on vacancies as a percentage of the total whole time equivalent (WTE) workforce.

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August 2020

Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2019

13 Aug 2020

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2019.

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May 2020

Provisional official statistics on the Scottish social service workforce 2019

18 May 2020

Notice: This provisional data was produced during Spring 2020 to assist with COVID planning that was required at that time. It has now been superseded by the Official Statistics publication Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2019 Workforce Data. Some data may differ between the publications as further cleaning and verification took place. To avoid confusion, we have disabled the download links below. We will publish an updated version of this data in due course. If you need to access this data as it was please contact us.

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published provisional Official Statistics on the social service workforce.

This is the first occasion that the SSSC has published provisional Official Statistics and we have done this to support planning for registered care services and local authority social work services in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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