This is to remind you that as of 30 March 2012, all people working as supervisors in care home services for adults must be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

The definition of supervisors is:

Workers in a care home service for adults who have responsibility for supervising workers and for overseeing and monitoring the implementation of care.

If you have already ensured that the people who work in your service are registered with SSSC or with another body such as the General Teaching Council or the Nursing and Midwifery Council, then you need not take any further action.

The Care Inspectorate has the responsibility to enforce required registration on behalf of Government.  It is an offence for providers to employ someone not registered who should be. After March we shall be contacting services who appear not to have registered workers and will take enforcement action against providers where this is necessary.  We may also report providers to the Procurator Fiscal.

More information can be found on the SSSC’s website:

  • Guidance for social care workers applying can be found here 
  • Guidance for verifying and endorsing applications can be found here 
  • The application form for downloading can be found here 

Please contact the SSSC (0345 60 30 891) to discuss any issue about how to apply for registration or refer to their website.