The SSSC’s ResponsibilitiesPublish codes of practice for all social serviceworkers and their employers.Register key groups of social service workers.Regulate the training and education of theworkforce.Contribute to workforce planning,development of qualifications, and promotionof education and training.
Parts of the Register• Social Workers April 2003• Social Work Students May 2004• Care Commission Officers December 2004• Managers Residential Child Care Services Oct 2005• Managers Care Home Services Adults January 2006• Managers Adult Day Care Services January 2006• Residential Child Care Workers July 2006• Managers of Day Care of Children Services Oct 2006
Parts of the Register....• Practitioners Day Care of Children March 2007• Workers with supervisory responsibilities in a Care Home Service for Adults Oct 2007• Support Workers in Day Care of Children Services Oct 2008• School Care Accommodation Workers Nov 2009• Managers of Housing Support Services Dec 2011• Managers of Care at Home Services Dec 2011
Workers in a Care at Home Service•Managers – Register opened January 2011. Requiredregistration 31 January 2014•Supervisors - Register opens 2014. Required registration2017•Workers – Register opens 2017. Requiredregistration 2020
Eligibility for Registration•To be eligible for registration workers must be workingin a service which is regulated by the Care Inspectorate•Registration is function based – workers will beregistered on the part of the Register they are carryingout the role for and not the qualifications they hold ortheir job title•Workers can be on more than one part of the Register 6
Workers registered with anotherregulatory body•If a worker is already registered with anotherregulatory body, for example, the Nursing andMidwifery Council, they cannot register with the SSSC.•If a worker was previously registered with anotherregulatory body but has allowed their registration tolapse, they may either re-register with that regulatorybody or apply to register with the SSSC
Registration with Conditions•If a worker does not hold a qualification they may beregistered subject to a condition that they gain aqualification within their first period of registration.•Once an application is through the process, a Notice ofDecision detailing this condition will be sent to applicantswho do not hold a relevant qualification.•When a registrant has gained a relevant qualification,they are required to send us a photocopy verified by theirmanager.
Post RegistrationTraining and Learning (PRTL)•Each registrant is required to undertake a set amountof post registration training and learning during theirregistration period. The PRTL requirement for workersin Care at Home Services has not yet been set•Registrant must keep a record that the SSSC may askto see•Can take the form of: - Attending workshops and seminars - Shadowing/work experience - Formal training courses
Application Fees•The application fee for Workers in a Care at HomeService has not been set.•The fee is non-refundable•The fee is tax deductable information on claiming taxback is in the guidance notes
Annual Fees•Annual fee of is due on the anniversary of theregistration date•This fee is also tax deductable•Each registrant must apply to renew their registrationprior to the expiry of registration•Lapsing for non-payment of annual fees and renewals
Qualifications CriteriaThe qualification criteria for workers in a Careat Home Service can be found on our websiteat www.sssc.uk.com
Criteria and Principlesunderpinning qualifications Criteria• Assessment against occupational standards.• Designed to match particular function.• Subject to a recognised and regulated form of external verification. Principles• Integrate observed, assessed practice and learning.• Recognised with a national framework e.g. SCQF.• Knowledge and value base consistent with Code of practice of social service workers.
Funding Update 2012Can be downloaded from the SSSC’s website.Visit:http://www.sssc.uk.com/ewd/funding-for-training/funding-for-traUpdated information on funding available in 2012-13 forstudents, employees, employers and organisationsdelivering social work, social care and support as well aschildhood practice services in a range of settings.Funding news also in the SSSC’s monthly e Bulletin andSSSC Newsletter.Email firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.
£ Funding for learning• Individual Learning Account (ILA)• Part-time fee grant, previously ILA500• Flexible Training Opportunities (FTOs)• Lloyds TSB Foundation, capacity building grants• Voluntary Sector Development Fund 2012–13• Big Lottery Fund, Investing in Ideas• The Robertson Trust, Development• Innovation Voucher Scheme• Third Sector Internship Programme