We are acutely aware that there continues to be challenges recruiting and retaining staff – be it front line support workers, service managers or nurses.
The Office of the Chief Social Work Advisor (OCSWA) Scottish Government has commissioned a study to provide an in-depth view of the issues and challenges that the social care sector is facing with recruitment, retention and workforce planning. The study is on behalf of the Social Work Services Strategic Forum.
We are supporting the Office of the Chief Social Work advisor promote a survey which will explore the recruitment challenges in more detail. This will build on the research Scottish Care undertook in 2015. Findings are due out later this summer and will be shared with Scottish Care members.
Recruitment and retention will form a significant part of the next Support Worker Strategy Forum and Workforce Development Strategy Group.