Date lodged: 23 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-14772 by Maree Todd on 6 March 2018, in light of (a) the reported staff shortages in adult social care and (b) its campaign to recruit more people to work in the childcare sector, whether it plans to work with (i) the Scottish Founding Council, (ii) the SQA and (iii) others to collect the information regarding the number of training places that are made available.
Answered by: Maree Todd 8 May 2018
Information on the provision of training places for the social services workforce is published in the Workforce Skills Report, published biennially by the Scottish Social Services Council. The data is collected from a number of sources including the Scottish Qualifications Agency, Scottish Funding Council and Higher Education Institutes. The latest report was published in October 2017 and can be accessed at http://www.sssc.uk.com/about-the-sssc/multimedia-library/publications?task=document.viewdoc&id=4743