We are sending emails to providers of daycare of children services in the next few days.  The email will remind providers that the date of required registration with SSSC for practitioners was 30 September 2011.

The email will contain links to the SSSC website and guidance on how to apply.

Employers will be committing an offence if, after the date of required registration, they employ or continue to employ,  a worker in a service that who is not registered with the SSSC or another relevant regulatory body e.g. the General Teaching Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Care service providers are advised to ensure their practitioner level staff are registered with SSSC.  The Care Inspectorate will be checking registration levels within services and will take action where providers are not empolying staff registered as requried.

More information on registration of workers and how to apply can be found at www.sssc.uk.com