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

March 2021

Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2019

05 Apr 2021

This file allows you to interactively investigate data on practising social workers employed by local authorities. It uses data from our LA Post Types publication and adds in some contextual population data from National Records of Scotland. Guidance and background notes are included within the file.

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The Children's Services Workforce 2019 Tables

19 Mar 2021

These tables look in detail at the children's services workforce in Scotland. 

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December 2020

Adults' services workforce tables - 2019

18 Dec 2020

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 2019 Workforce Data.

Adults' services account for just over 70 percent of the Scottish social service workforce and are made up of the following sub-sectors:

  • adult day care
  • adult placement services
  • care homes for adults
  • fieldwork service (adults)
  • fieldwork service (generic)
  • fieldwork service (offenders)
  • housing support/care at home
  • nurse agencies
  • offender accommodation services

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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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