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Skills for Care and Development research and publications


Data source:

Skills for Care National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC)

The NMDS-SC gathers information about the social care sector. It has been designed to gather information about services and information about the social care workforce at both the national and regional level. Data can be downloaded in to excel.


Useful websites

Skills for Care and Development – This is the Sector Skills Council for those working in the social care, children, early years and young people’s sector. It is a partnership of six organisations, including: the Care Council for Wales; the Children’s Workforce Development Council; the General Social Care Council; the Northern Ireland Social Care Council; the Scottish Social Services Council; and Skills for Care. The website has a range of information on:

Social Care Careers – This website provides information about the social care sector, how to get started looking at training and volunteering opportunities, together with jobs links. Country specific websites are available for: Scotland; Wales; and Northern Ireland.

Selected other websites: