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Welcome to Step into Leadership

Whatever your role in social services, this website will help you find resources and information to develop your leadership skills. Scotland’s social services need effective leadership at all levels of the workforce, as well as citizen leadership from people who access support and their carers.

Read the new strategy Enhancing leadership capability: The strategy for enhancing the leadership capability of Scotland’s social services: Delivery plan 2017-2020 published in December 2016. You can find out more about what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services by reading the Enabling leadership research.

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

Choose a pathway

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.

Introducing Step into Leadership

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