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Codes of Practice and Conduct for social services workers and employers (Draft), 01/02 - [S]

Consultation in Scotland undertaken by Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) on Draft Codes of Practice and Conduct for social services workers and employers. The consultation period runs from January - April 2002.

This consultation is the first one undertaken by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Comments are being sought on draft codes of practice and conduct for social services workers and employers. The SSSC was established by the Regulations of Care (Scotland) Act in 2001 and is responsible for:

  • establishing registers of key groups of social services staff

  • publishing codes of practice and conduct for all social services staff and their employers

  • regulating the training and education of the workforce

  • undertaking the functions of the National Training Organisation for the Personal Social Services


The code of practice for workers will set down the standards of the conduct expected of social services workers. The code of practice for employers will set out how employers should meet their responsibilities for managing and supporting their staff and ensuring that they do their jobs as well. All social services workers will be expected to meet the code and any serious failure to do so will be dealt with by employers and in the case of registrants may lead to investigation and action by the council. The consultation paper details the Draft Codes for social workers and that for their employers and lists specific questions the SSSC is seeking views on.

Deadline: 05/04/02

To: Geraldine Doherty, SSSC, c/o Scottish Executive, James Craig Walk, Edinburgh EH1 3BA

e-mail:geraldine.doherty@sssc.uk.comMore information on the Scottish Executive website.

Further Information

  1. Codes of Practice and Conduct for social services workers and employers (Draft) (Scotland)