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  
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

November 2022

The Adults' services workforce tables - 2021

07 Nov 2022

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 2021 Workforce Data.

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October 2022

Local Authority Post Types 2021

06 Oct 2022

This file allows you to interactively investigate the Local Authority Post Types data. The file presents headcount and WTE (whole time equivalent) data of all filled posts in local authority social work services where those employed do not work in a registered care service. This therefore covers staff working primarily in field social work services. The data published includes a breakdown of the numbers of different people and posts across the whole of Scotland as well as by individual local authorities.

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Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2021

04 Oct 2022

This file allows you to interactively investigate data on practising social workers employed by local authorities. Guidance and background notes are included within the file.

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August 2022

Mental Health Officers time series data

27 Aug 2022

This page provides MHO workforce data for the full period for which data is available, as follows:

  • Filled MHO posts, headcount and contracted Whole Time Equivalent (WTE): 2006 - 2022
  • Cover MHOs: 2014 - 2022
  • Age and gender of the MHO workforce: 2007 - 2022
  • Ethnicity of the MHO workforce: 2008 - 2022
  • MHO trainees: 2008/09 - 2022/2023
  • MHO leavers: 2009 - 2022
  • MHO vacancies & shortfalls: 2006 - 2022

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Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2021

23 Aug 2022

 

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2021.

The Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2021 presents information on:

  • The number of practising MHOs in post at 6 December 2021, 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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