The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the Data Protection Act
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is the regulatory body for the Scottish social services workforce.
According to their website, the SSSC is responsible for registering people who work in social services in Scotland and regulating their education and training. Its role is to increase the protection of people who use social services, to raise standards of practice and to increase public confidence in the sector.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published the "Data Protection Notice for all Social Work Students", which has been distributed across The Robert Gordon University.
The SSSC is required to inform students of how it intends to use the students' SSSC registration numbers in the revised practice learning funding spreadsheet and of how the SSSC is recording data relating to students.
A copy of the SSSC "Data Protection Notice" can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
The SSSC's website can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
For further details relating to the SSSC and the Data Protection Act, please read the SSSC's "Data Protection Act 1998 - The Council's Obligations Guidance - November 2003 (revised February 2006)" by clicking on the following link:
Link to the School of Applied Social Studies at RGU:
Last updated 02.07.08 (ALM)