Workforce skills reports

Background to Workforce Skills Reports

As part of the Sector Skills Council, Skills for Care & Development (SfCD), the SSSC has been involved in analysing supply and demand of skills to the sector since 2007. The first such analysis was the Sector Skills Agreement (SSAg) report begun in 2007 and published 2008. The report was part of a UK-wide analysis of skills needs and demands in the social service sector, and can be found here.

Following the SSAg, Sector Skills Councils were required to produce further reports called Sector Skills Assessments (SSA) and two were published, one in 2010 (available here) and the other in 2012 (available here).

The requirement for Sector Skills Councils to undertake such analyses was dropped following the 2012 SSA. However, the SSSC was keen for elements of the work to be continued so it developed and published two similar analyses called Workforce Skills Reports (WSR), one in January 2013 (available here) and a second in December 2014 (available here).

All of the above reports were produced by the SSSC’s Workforce Intelligence (WI) team. Following restructuring of the WI team in 2014, responsibility for future WSRs was transferred to the SSSC’s Strategic Performance and Engagement Department. The most recent WSR (published in the autumn of 2017) can be found from the link below.

December 2017

Workforce Skills Report 2016/2017

12 Dec 2017

The Workforce Skills Report for 2017 is available from the main SSSC website here: Workforce Skills Report 2016-17

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December 2014

Workforce skills reports 2013/2014

04 Dec 2014

The aim of the Workforce Skills Reports (WSRs) is to bring together data on the sector's workforce, uptake of relevant qualifications, and data on service users along with broader information on drivers of change (e.g. developments in policy) in order to identify key workforce development challenges for the sector.

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January 2013

Workforce skills report 2011/2012

23 Jan 2013

This workforce skills report has been produced by the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC). The SSSC is the regulator for the social services workforce in Scotland.

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