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  
Dec 22 2021 Detailed workforce information  Here 
Nov 22 Staff vacancies in care services 2021  Here
Nov 22 The Adults' services workforce tables - 2021  Here
Oct 22 Local Authority Post Types 2021  Here
Oct 22 Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2021  Here
Aug 22 Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2021 Workforce Data  Here
Aug 22 Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2021  Here
Aug 22 2021-2022 SVQ Tables  Here
Jul-22 2020 Children's Services Workforce Tables  Here
Jun-22 Residential Child Care report 2022  Here
Jan-22 Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2020  Here
Dec-21 Staff vacancies in care services 2020 report  Here
Oct-21 2020 detailed workforce information  Here
Oct-21 Workforce Skills Report 2021  Here
Sep-21 The Adults' services workforce tables - 2020  Here
Sep-21  Local authority post types 2020  Here
Aug-21 Mental Health Officers time series data  Here
Aug-21 Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2020 Workforce Data  Here
Aug-21 Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2020  Here
Quarterly Registration and Early Learning and Childcare data ( last QTR to 03/10/2022)   Here

December 2020

Staff vacancies in care services 2019 report

11 Dec 2020

The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have published new figures on the levels of staff vacancies in Scotland’s care services.

It is important to remember the data in the report comes from December 2019 and so reflects the situation in care services before the COVID-19 pandemic began in the UK and before the first case had been identified in the UK.

Our next report, which we will publish in 2021, will be based on data from 31 December 2020.

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 care services. It also includes data on vacancies as a percentage of the total whole time equivalent (WTE) workforce.

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October 2020

Local authority post types 2019

08 Oct 2020

These spreadsheets present 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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September 2020

2019 detailed workforce information

04 Sep 2020

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 2019.

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August 2020

Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2019

13 Aug 2020

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2019.

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May 2020

Provisional official statistics on the Scottish social service workforce 2019

18 May 2020

Notice: This provisional data was produced during Spring 2020 to assist with COVID planning that was required at that time. It has now been superseded by the Official Statistics publication Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2019 Workforce Data. Some data may differ between the publications as further cleaning and verification took place. To avoid confusion, we have disabled the download links below. We will publish an updated version of this data in due course. If you need to access this data as it was please contact us.

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published provisional Official Statistics on the social service workforce.

This is the first occasion that the SSSC has published provisional Official Statistics and we have done this to support planning for registered care services and local authority social work services in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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