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Scottish Social Services Awards 2017 - Shortlist Announced

The Scottish Social Services Awards shortlist is now available announcing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide.

It includes a mix of individuals, teams and organisations working in social services for a range of third sector and independent organisations, local authorities and the NHS, who have made a positive difference to people’s lives.

See what the Minister for Childcare and Early Years said about the awards here.

A full list of shortlisted entries can be found at www.sssa.scot/shortlist

Due to the high volume and standard of entries a small selection which were unable to be shortlisted due to numbers, were also highly commended by the judges. Full details of these can be viewed here.

Follow the awards on twitter at @SSSawards

Care in Scotland – Life Changing Work

SSSC have launched a social media project to raise awareness and tell the stories of people who work in social services.
Find out more about the Care in Scotland media project

Key messages

Scotland needs a social services workforce which is: competent, confident and valued; capable of delivering personalised and flexible services which deliver improved outcomes for people and communities; able to work effectively with partners in delivery of high quality, safe, continually improving and user/carer focussed services.

These pages provide information on the social services workforce in Scotland, key organisations, related policy areas and guidance. 

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Sources of funding for training and development

Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF)

VSDF is available to contribute to the costs associated with meeting the required registration qualification criteria set by the SSSC and assists employers in achieving a qualified workforce.

Information on further sources of funding for training and development can be found on the SSSC website.