Scottish Social Services Council

To register and regulate the social service workforce and its education and training

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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is responsible for registering people who work in Social Services and regulating their education and training.
Set up as part of a drive to raise standards in Social Services, their role is to increase public confidence in the sector.

The SSSC was established to:

  • Set up registers of key groups of Social Service workers
  • Publish Codes of Practice for all Social Service workers and their employees
  • Regulate the training and education of the workforce
  • Undertake the functions of the Sector Skills Council; Skills for Care and Development, and this includes Workforce Planning and Development.

BSL users can contact them via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting service.
Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website

membership costs:

Different registration fees for different groups of workers.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.


Compass House
11 Riverside Drive

Phone: 0845 60 30 891

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