The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is responsible for registering people who work in social services and regulating their education and training.

Our role is to raise standards of practice, strengthen and support the workforce and increase the protection of people who use services. Our vision is a competent, confident workforce, capable of delivering high quality services that has the confidence of the public, those who use services and their carers. We put service users and carers at the centre of everything we do.

What we do:

  • set up registers of key groups of social service staff
  • publish Codes of Practice for all social service workers and their employers
  • regulate the training and education of the workforce
  • promote education and training
  • undertake the functions of the sector skills council; Skills for Care and Development, this includes workforce planning and development.


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