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.
|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|
Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2018 Workforce Data
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2018 Workforce Data.
Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2018
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2018.
The Demand For Social Workers
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.
Using SSSC registration data to examine workforce movements
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.
Exploring education and training to improve our understanding of social service career pathways
Exploring education and training to improve our understanding of social service career pathways focuses on education and training in the sector as it plays a role in supporting entry and progression.
2017-2018 SVQ report
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.