Using social media - guidance for social service workers and employers

Many of us now use social networking and file sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

They’re great for staying in touch and creating communities and for most people, joining in is trouble free and fun. But it can be easy to blur the lines between your personal voice and your professional life as a registered social service worker.

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) guidance includes information on:

  • exactly what is "social media"?
  • to friend or not to friend?
  • if you should comment
  • is private really that private?

Read the SSSC guidance here.

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Revised health guidance on Disposable gloves: use and management

This revised health guidance has now been published on our website.

Go to Infection Control to read more

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SCSWIS is piloting a revised risk assessment document

A copy of the new Risk Assessment Document, which will be used in the pilot, is available for you to look at on our website.

This risk assessment review has been going on for some time and we are now able to take its development further and carry out a pilot to evaluate how it works in practice.

The pilot will focus on a sample of services, which will cover all of the service types that we regulate. The method of choosing the sample will take account of the number of services registered within each service type and will also ensure that services from rural and urban settings are included.

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Read our inspection reports as soon as they have been published

We have just created 2 new features for our website which will allow you to view our most recent inspection reports.

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Moray Council Scrutiny Report

We have now published our scrutiny report on Moray Council's delivery of social work services.

Click here to read the report.

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