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What are the benefits of registration?

There are benefits to being a registered social service worker.

Over 100,000 people who care for our most vulnerable citizens are on our Register.

Being registered with us means you are part of a professional workforce similar to teachers and nurses.

The respect and trust you gain from the people you care for can lead to job satisfaction and motivation which everyone can benefit from.

You can show that you have skills and knowledge gained through your qualification which will help to increase your self-confidence and the confidence people have in you.

You have free access to a range of resources and apps on a variety of topics such as our Step into Leadership website, Leadership Open Badges and the Learning Zone. Find out more about our free resources.

Through the SSSC Codes we set the national standards of practice that you should follow in your daily work. Having a registered and regulated workforce means that if the standards aren’t met we can take action.


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Who should apply to register

Find out if you need to register, what qualifications you must have and the fee you need to pay.

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Search the Register

Check the registration status of a social worker or social service worker employed in Scotland.

Search the Register

Continuous professional learning (CPL)

Continuous professional learning (CPL) is the learning we do for work which helps us develop our knowledge, skills and professional behaviour so we can deliver our best practice.

SSSC Codes of Practice

The Codes of Practice set out the standards of practice and behaviour expected of social service workers and their employers.

Registration and MySSSC help centre

Visit our registration and MySSSC help centre to find the answers to common questions, including qualifications for registration, MySSSC accounts and employer access.