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  
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

July 2019

The Demand For Social Workers

01 Jul 2019

The SSSC have produced reports on demand for social workers every two years since 2012.

We have published the Demand For Social Workers report. 

This report examines data from a range of sources on the supply and demand for social workers in Scotland. It begins with admissions and completions from social work training courses and looks at the numbers who then register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as newly qualified social workers (NQSWs). It then considers the total number on the Register and the numbers employed as practising social workers (PSWs) by local authorities. Sections 4 and 5 consider drivers of demand and projected numbers of social workers required in the future. The final section provides some conclusions and suggestions for action.

 

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June 2019

Using SSSC registration data to examine workforce movements

19 Jun 2019

Part two of the National Workforce Plan for Health and Social Care sets out current and future workforce challenges and identifies several recommendations.

We are leading work to identify how to improve career opportunities along with relevant training and education to support the workforce.

This data analysis is a longitudinal piece of work and we intend to expand our collaborative and explorative approach with the sector to enhance the process and ultimately the usefulness of the findings.

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2017-2018 SVQ report

14 Jun 2019

The 2017-2018 report provides 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.

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April 2019

Economic Value Report Addendum

16 Apr 2019

The economic Value report on adult social care was published in 2018 and can be found here on the SSSC workforce data website.

The partners in Skills for Care & Development who commissioned the research into the economic value of adult social care agreed to commission an Addendum to the report to explore some of the unanswered questions raised in the main reports.

The main aims for this additional research were:

■ Provide a breakdown of the economic value of the adult social care sector using the expenditure approach by type of service provider (public, private and voluntary);

■ Describe the reasons for the higher economic value in Scotland (per capita) than the other UK nations;

■ Disaggregate the indirect and induced economic impacts by type of service; and

■ Illustrate how the economic value of the adult social care sector (using the income approach) could vary as a result of changes to employee earnings.

You can download the Addendum here:

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March 2019

Publication of the 2017-2018 SVQ report

21 Mar 2019
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest annual report on Scottish Vocational Qualifications provision in Scotland, produced regularly for the purposes of workforce planning.

This new report provides 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.

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