Ask Senga Scotland

Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

07th February 2020

Hi Senga, I am employed privately to take care of a gentleman in his own home. The money is paid through SDS by the local council. I have been told I have to register for the SSSC. Is this correct? I was led to believe I didn’t because it was through SDS. But also because of the part time hours I work, (17.5pw) that it would qualify me for a Student something or other. I’m 64 by the way. Could you clarify this for me?? Register or not to register?

Hi Senga, I am employed privately to take care of a gentleman in his own home. The money is paid through SDS by the local council. I have been told I have to register for the SSSC. Is this correct? I was led to believe I didn’t because it was through SDS. But also because of the part-time hours I work, (17.5pw) that it would qualify me for a Student something or other. I’m 64 by the way. Could you clarify this for me?? Register or not to register? Thanks

 

Hello Dawn

 

The answer to registration is yes you must register with the SSSC.

 

It doesn’t matter if you are full or part-time and if you work via SDS all social care workers must be registered, you would not be classified as being a student because you work part-time. You will find further information on registration here: https://www.sssc.uk.com/registration/who-can-register/

 

You must be registered within 6 months of starting your role I would, therefore, advise having a good read on the SSSC website and get the process started. Any questions please call the SSSC they are very helpful.

I hope this helps


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


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Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.

Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.








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