Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
Our workforce data, information and intelligence publications are all available from this section of the web-site.
In January 2020 the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) 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 includes data on vacancies as a percentage of whole time equivalent (WTE) as a proportion of total WTE workforce held by the SSSC.
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 2018 Workforce Data.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2018 Workforce Data.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2018.
The SSSC have produced reports on demand for social workers every two years since 2012.
We have published the Demand For Social Workers report.
This report examines data from a range of sources on the supply and demand for social workers in Scotland. It begins with admissions and completions from social work training courses and looks at the numbers who then register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as newly qualified social workers (NQSWs). It then considers the total number on the Register and the numbers employed as practising social workers (PSWs) by local authorities. Sections 4 and 5 consider drivers of demand and projected numbers of social workers required in the future. The final section provides some conclusions and suggestions for action.