Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
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.
|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|
|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|
|Jul 22||2020 Children's Services Workforce Tables||Here|
|Jun 22||Residential Child Care report 2022||Here|
|Oct 21||Workforce Skills Report 2021||Here|
|July 19||The Demand for Social Workers 2019||Here|
|Quarterly||Registration and Early Learning and Childcare data ( last QTR to 27/03/2023)||Here|
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.
These tables look in detail at the children's services workforce in Scotland.
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.
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.
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.