Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

Distributed leadership in early years and childcare

ESSS Outline

This Outline explores distributed approaches to leadership in the context of childcare and early years settings. It provides some background to Scottish policy priorities and principles of leadership and distributed approaches.

PAssport to Independent Living

Iriss.fm, Episode 190

Interviews with Personal Assistants about their experiences of working in the role, and members of GCIL, WEA and SSSC.

Updated social media guidance

Social media

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has recently updated its social media guidance for the workforce. It's great to see and is welcomed by Iriss given that we've been promoting the use of social media for learning and development purposes.

In a recent Third Force news article, Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive at SSSC speaks of the benefits:

National Social Services Search

Social Services Search

Do you want to be able to find work-related information quickly and easily?

If so, you’ll be interested in our latest development. In partnership with Care Inspectorate and SSSC, we’re testing out a new national search service. It’s simply a search engine that enables you to search resources published by Iriss, SSSC and Care Inspectorate.

We hope it’ll make your life a little easier.

Test it out and let us know what you think.

Shaping the future

Making a successful transition from student to social worker

What's it like for a student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work?

Iriss teamed up with Glasgow Caledonian University, SSSC, the Scottish Association of Social Workers and the Scottish Government to find out. About 120 final year students as well as newly qualified social workers gathered at GCU on 22 January 2015 to share information and experience with aim of helping to shape the future direction of social work.

Care Accolades 2013

Iriss.fm, episode 45

Iriss.fm spoke to a number of people involved in the many projects nominated for awards, as well as Alan Baird, Chief Social Work Advisor at Scottish Government; and Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of SSSC.

Capacity building for mobile learning

Simple and accessible tools to help you create, find and share learning materials

During 2012-13 Iriss, in partnership with the SSSC ran a series of workshops for people involved in designing or delivering learning.

Why?

The Knowledge Management Strategy for the social services recognises that web-based tools - social bookmarking, Twitter, newsfeeds, Google search and Facebook - are now widely used for communication, collaboration and learning.