Publications

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.

 

Date Publication  
July 24 2023-2024 SVQ Tables Here
July 24 Social worker filled posts and vacancies six-monthly survey - Dec 2023 Here
Apr 24 Digital Capabilities within the Adult Social Care Workforce in Scotland   Here
Feb 24 The Distribution of the Social Service Workforce Report   Here
Jan 24 The Fitness to Practise report Here
Dec 23 2022 Children's Services Workforce Tables  Here
Nov 23 Adults' services workforce tables 2022  Here
Oct 23 Social worker filled posts and vacancies six-monthly survey  Here
Sep 23 The 2022 Staff vacancies in care services report Here
Sep 23 Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2022 Workforce Data Here
Sep 23 Register annual report 2022 to 2023  Here
Aug 23 Mental Health Officers time series data 2006 to 2022 Here
Aug 23 Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2022 Here
Aug 23 2022-2023 SVQ Tables Here
Jun 23 Movement of Day Care of Children Staff Report Here
May 23 2021 Children's Services Workforce Tables Here
Dec 22  The Adults' services time series 2011 to 2021 Here
Dec 22 2021 Detailed workforce information  Here
Nov 22 Staff vacancies in care services 2021  Here
Oct 22 Local Authority Post Types 2021  Here
Quarterly Registration and Early Learning and Childcare data    Here

August 2023

Register annual report 2022 to 2023

25 Aug 2023

The register annual report is a new report providing data from the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Register. It gives a unique insight into the social work, social care and children and young people workforce (also known as the social service workforce).

It’s the first time we’ve published such a report on our Register data. As the regulator for the social work, social care and children and young people workforce, we’re in the unique position of holding reliable information on the registered workforce.

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Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2022

15 Aug 2023

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2022.

The Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2022 presents information on:

  • The number of practising MHOs in post at 5 December 2022, 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.

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2022-2023 SVQ Tables

10 Aug 2023

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 2022-23 data these tables also show historic data (2018-19 onwards) in order to allow comparison. 

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June 2023

Movement of Day Care of Children Staff Report 2023

27 Jun 2023

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Movement of Day Care of Children Staff Report 2023.

This work was undertaken to improve our understanding of the movement of staff employed in day care of children services. In particular to better understand how staff move between services run by different types of employers. We also look at movement between registration categories and the locations of employments. The data from the register and the workforce collections do not include qualitative information (eg the views of registrants). The analysis is based solely on quantitative data, the numbers leaving employment and the characteristics of employments (the type of employer running the service, its location and the registrants’ category of registration).

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May 2023

2021 Children's Services Workforce Tables

18 May 2023

This file contains The Children’s Services Workforce 2021 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 2021 Workforce Data.

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December 2022

2021 detailed workforce information

21 Dec 2022

This spreadsheet contains information about the Social Services Workforce collected from services regulated by the Care Inspectorate (via its Annual Returns in December) and from the annual December Local Authority Social Work Services Staffing Return in 2021.

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