How do I apply for a SSSC number?
Emily MacMaster avatar
Written by Emily MacMaster
Updated over a week ago

To work as a care assistant in Scotland, you need to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) ( within six months of joining Florence. It can take up to 14 weeks to get an SSSC number after registering with the SSSC, so it's important to apply as soon as you can.

When you initially join Florence, you can input the number ‘0000000’ in the SSSC box to continue your Florence application. However, if we don't receive your SSSC number by the six-month mark, you won't be able to book new shifts until you send it in.

To apply for your SSSC number, please visit their website here (

When you're asked to pick a company during the registration process, enter FLORENCE STAFFING LTD. You'll then be prompted to select a name from Florence as your countersignature – you can pick any name.

Once you've made payment to the SSSC, your application gets submitted for review. In the meantime, you'll be given a temporary registration number. Important: your SSSC number will be rejected until your name appears on the register.

If you have any questions or issues with the SSSC registration process, you can find help here (

Once you've been accepted onto the SSSC register and have your SSSC number, please contact us at [email protected] to update your profile.

To stay on the SSSC register, you'll need to renew your registration and pay an annual fee each year.

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