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  
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 27/06/2022)   Here

August 2022

2021-2022 SVQ tables

02 Aug 2022

The Scottish Social Services Council publishes information on those undertaking qualifications relevant  to work in the social service sector. This data is to help supports workforce planning in the sector.

These tables provide 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.

As well as the 2021-22 data these tables also show historic data (2017-18 onwards) in order to allow comparison. 

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July 2022

2020 Children's Services Workforce Tables

01 Jul 2022

This file contains The Children’s Services Workforce 2020 Tables. These tables look at the workforce in children’s services in Scotland broken by sub-sector, and focuses in detail on the three sub-sectors which can be split further (day care of children, residential child care, and school care accommodation). It supplements data already published in the Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2020 Workforce Data.

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June 2022

Residential Child Care Report 2022

14 Jun 2022

This report is the first of its kind produced by the SSSC. It provides an examination of trends within residential child care from 2010 to 2020 looking at changes not just in the workforce but also in services, providers and children in care

In 2020 we published a plan for putting care experienced children, young people and adults at the heart of what we do in 2020-2023. Part of that strategy included a commitment to ‘…develop a report examining the last 10 years of residential child care workforce data’. This report draws on workforce data held by the SSSC for the period 2010 to 2020 and also makes use of data on the numbers of residential child care services and the numbers of looked after children from data collected by the Care Inspectorate and Scottish Government. This report is the first of its kind produced by the SSSC. It provides an examination of trends within residential child care from 2010 to 2020 looking at changes not just in the workforce but also in services, providers and children in care.

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January 2022

Interactive Social Worker Data Tool 2020

20 Jan 2022

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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December 2021

Staff vacancies in care services 2020 report

09 Dec 2021

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.

This report is based on data from 31 December 2020. As with previous reports, 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 2021

2020 detailed workforce information

28 Oct 2021

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 2020.

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