A Consultation Paper on the proposed Scottish Social Services Workforce Core Minimum Dataset was circulated to stakeholders and other interested parties on 9 th June 2005. The purpose of this paper is to seek views and comments on the draft Core Minimum Dataset which has been formulated to help resolve the general lack of high-quality, comprehensive, person-based data and information about the Scottish Social Services Workforce for the purposes of evaluation, development and planning.
The term "Social Services" encompasses social care (which includes social work), and early years and childcare.
Two half day workshops are being held in late June 2005 to explain the content and purpose of the Core Minimum Data Set. They will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss and comment on the Consultation Paper in detail. The seminars are in Glasgow on Thursday 23 rd June 2005 (10.00 - 14.00 at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Argyle Street), and in Edinburgh on Friday 24 th June 2005 (10.00 - 14.00 at the Radisson SAS Hotel, High Street). Anyone with an interest or involvement in Social Services Workforce Information at any level is welcome to attend. Further details about the seminars and an attendee reply slip are contained in the invitation letter. Alternatively, you can apply to attend directly to Debra Hay, Social Work Services Policy Division, Scottish Executive; tel: 0131 244 3641; e-mail: email@example.com.