Care Regulator (SSSC Registration)

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) requires staff to register with the SSSC,  if working in a social care setting
A summary of the new requirements is set out below, with links to the relevant web pages.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) now require a wider range of workers in social care to register with the them, these include:
Social workers
Social work students
Care Commission Officers
Residential child care workers
Workers in adult day care services
Workers in care home services for adults
Workers in day care of children services Workers in school care accommodation services**
Workers in housing support services
Workers in care at home services
For a comprehensive list of groups who must Register with SSSC and timescales and dates by which registration required can be found at
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How to apply to be registered
If you are unsure about which part/s of the Register you should apply for registration on, please call SSSC on Lo-call 0845 60 30 891 or email them at

Compulsory registration and employers
Many groups of social service workers are now required to register with the SSSC if they are not already registered with another regulatory body e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council. For a comprehensive list of groups who must Register with SSSC and timescales and dates by which registration required can be found at
Workers who start in a position that requires registration will have six months from their start date in which to register with the SSSC. Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that all of their staff are appropriately registered. Employers would be committing an offence if they continue to employ an unregistered worker for more than six months after their start date if they are working in a role that requires registration. It's very important that you are aware of the status of your workers' registration to support them to meet the requirements of their registration.
For further information on
MySSSC for Employers
checking your worker's registration status
enhanced online access to the Registe
Keep up-to-date with developments
SSSC News and eBulletins

Contact the SSSC
Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Compass House, 11 Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4NY
Phone 0845 60 30 891 Registration enquiry email :

Funding sources for training

Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) 2012-13 The VSDF contributes to the costs linked to meeting required registration qualification criteria set by the SSSC and assists employers in achieving a qualified workforce. Funding assists with the costs of Scottish Vocational Qualifications and Professional Development Awards and small and medium sized voluntary organisations are encouraged to apply. The Scottish Government aim to support as many staff as possible who are eligible in the following groups: Staff in Care Home Services for Adults Staff in Housing Support/Care at Home Services Staff in Day Care of Children’s Services Assessors – VSDF is available to support the costs of an assessor qualification for staff working within any of the eligible sectors described above. Guidance Notes and the VSDF Application Form are both available to download from Deadline is 17th August 2012. Funding not used in the current financial year can be carried forward to enable the qualification to be completed.


The Scottish Social Services Council have list of possible training funders at

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