Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
Our workforce data, information and intelligence publications are all available from this section of the web-site.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2018 Workforce Data.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) today published the Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2018.
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.
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.
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.