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The Scottish Social Services Awards have been held annually since 2017 (except in 2020 due to COVID-19) and provide an opportunity to raise the profile of the sector, demonstrate that it is valued and highlight the commitment and innovative approaches of those who work within it. Sector partners promote the event and support the judging process.  

The Awards invite individual and organisational nominations from across Scotland to showcase examples of best practice in the social services sector. Applications will be scored by a judging panel comprised of Scottish Government policy officials and key sector stakeholders.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an in-person awards ceremony on the evening of 15th September 2022 where winners will be announced. 

All shortlisted candidates will be required to take part in a short video (60-90 seconds) outlining their work and the reason they are nominated.  

For more information about the Scottish Social Services Awards, please email info@sssa.scot. For press enquiries, please email: OCSWA@gov.scot.

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We are pleased to confirm that the Scottish Social Services Awards will now take place on Wednesday, 9th November at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow.

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Scottish Social Services Awards Postponed

In light of the recent sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, as a mark of respect, we have decided to postpone this year’s Scottish Social Services Awards 2022.

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Awards Finalists Announced!

The Scottish Social Services Awards 2022 finalists have been announced for our 14 categories!

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