Publications

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

Please note that there has been a change to the way in which the Scottish Social Services Council refers to the sector that it works within. Previous workforce intelligence reports and publications have used the terminology of ‘social services workforce’ and ‘social services sector’. This has now changed and the terminology used by the Scottish Social Services Council is now ‘social service workforce’ and ‘social service sector’. It should be noted that the Scottish Social Services Council regards the two terms as synonymous. The change does not indicate any change to the boundaries of the sector or to the areas of the SSSC’s responsibilities, these remain as before. It is simply a change to the language used.

April 2019

Economic Value Report Addendum

16 Apr 2019

The economic Value report on adult social care was published in 2018 and can be found here on the SSSC workforce data website: https://data.sssc.uk.com/data-publications/196-the-economic-value-of-adult-social-care

The partners in Skills for Care & Development who commissioned the research into the economic value of adult social care agreed to commission an Addendum to the report to explore some of the unanswered questions raised in the main reports.

The main aims for this additional research were:

■ Provide a breakdown of the economic value of the adult social care sector using the expenditure approach by type of service provider (public, private and voluntary);

■ Describe the reasons for the higher economic value in Scotland (per capita) than the other UK nations;

■ Disaggregate the indirect and induced economic impacts by type of service; and

■ Illustrate how the economic value of the adult social care sector (using the income approach) could vary as a result of changes to employee earnings.

You can download the Addendum here:

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March 2019

Publication of the 2017-2018 SVQ report

21 Mar 2019
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest annual report on Scottish Vocational Qualifications provision in Scotland, produced regularly for the purposes of workforce planning.

This new report provides 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.

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January 2019

The Children's Services Workforce 2017

30 Jan 2019

This report looks in detail at the children's services workforce in Scotland. It supplements data already published in the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2017 Workforce Data.

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Staff vacancies in care services 2017 report

16 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.

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December 2018

Adults' Services Workforce 2017

19 Dec 2018

This report looks in detail at the adults' services workforce in Scotland. It supplements data already published in the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2017 Workforce Data.

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August 2018

Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2017

31 Aug 2018

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2017.

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