Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Fitness to Practice Resources

The resources on this page aim to assist SSSC workers who are subject to a fitness to practice investigation. They are intended as a general overview of the process.  The information provided here is general advice only and each worker’s situation will have specific circumstances. We recommend that you seek legal advice alongside reading these slides.

We suggest that you read the slides in the order listed on this webpage as that will give you an overview of the whole process.

1-Introduction

2-Who-are-the-SSSC-and-what-do-they-do

3-What-is-Fitness-to-Practice

4-The-Fitness-to-Practice-Process

5-Insight-and-the-Personal-Statement-Form

6-Sanctions

7-TEMPORARY-ORDERS

8-TEMPORARY-ORDER-HEARING

9-Suspension-Order

10-REGISTRATION-CONDITIONS

11-Before-a-Fitness-to-Practice-Impairment-Hearing-The-Case-Management-Meeting-CMM

12-Fitness-to-Practice-Impairment-Hearings-The-3-stages

13-Fitness-to-Practice-Impairment-Hearings-Evidence

14-Fitness-to-Practice-Impairment-Hearings-Appealing-the-decision

15Hearings-Information

This work was supported by the Alumni Fund of the University of Strathclyde to whom we are very grateful.