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Welcome to Step into Leadership

Scotland’s social services need effective leadership at all levels within the workforce, as well as citizen leadership from people who use services and their carers.

Read the Strategy for building leadership capacity in Scotland's social services 2013-2015 here.

Whatever your role in social services, this website will help you find resources and information to develop your leadership skills. Employers will find resources to help create an organisational culture where leadership development is supported at all levels. Choose a pathway below to explore the leadership capabilities and resources relevant to you.

SSSC Chief Executive, Anna Fowlie, invites you to Step into Leadership.

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workforce employess

Someone who provides social services directly, eg support worker, practitioner, social worker, policy officer, training officer.

service users

Someone who uses a social service or cares for someone who uses a service. Another term used is 'citizen leader'.


Someone who has a management or supervisory role, eg team leader, middle/senior manager, training/policy manager.

corporate & strategic leaders

Someone with governance or strategic responsibilities for social services, eg elected member, management board member.

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