Published, 31 October 2017

Workforce skills report published

A report published by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) highlights the high level of skills of the social service workforce. It also examines development needs needed to meet future demands.

People working in social services in Scotland are skilled and knowledgeable but challenges need to be addressed to make sure social services is fit for the future.

Social services in Scotland employs over 200,000 people. They hold key roles in social work, adult social care and early learning and childcare. This report breaks down the figures and the budgets and offers projections going forward.

The report summarises some of the data on access to servcies, outlines the key characteristics of the workforce, covers many of the key recruitment and retention challenges, and highlights the significant learning and development initiatives going on.

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