About the Awards

The Scottish Social Services Awards have been celebrating individuals and organisations who demonstrate best practice in the social services sector since 2017. These awards exist to highlight commitment, innovative approaches, and ultimately raise the profile and value of the sector. 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 23 November 2023 where winners will be announced.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to take part in a short video outlining their work and the reason they are nominated. Filming will take place in October.

For more information about the Scottish Social Services Awards, please email SSSA@speak.co.uk. For press enquiries, please email: OCSWA@gov.scot.

Key Dates

  • Awards open – 07 August
  • Entry deadline – 6pm, 01 September
  • Shortlist announced – Late September
  • Filming of Shortlisted applications – October
  • Winners announced – 23 November

If you are experiencing problems with the online entry form or have any questions about the entry process please contact SSSA@speak.co.uk.