Social Services in Scotland: a shared vision and strategy

The strategy was launched yesterday on World Social Work Day by Acting Minister for Children and Young People, Fiona MacLeod. The shared vision and strategy has been developed by a wide range of people and organisations involved in and committed to high quality, strong and effective social services in Scotland. It incorporates views and ideas from the organisations, senior managers and front line practitioners who will be the key contributors to making the vision a reality

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Newly qualified social workers

On 22 January 2015 about 150 final year students as well as newly qualified social workers gathered at Glasgow Caledonian University to share information and experience with the aim of helping to shape the future direction of social work. Read the report...

Poverty is a child protection issue

Harry Stevenson, Social Work Scotland president writes in the Scotsman newspaper that poverty should now be regarded as a child protection issues. Read the full article...

Whose Right is it anyway?

The 2015 Conference and Exhibition will place an empahsis on Human Rights and the impact the agenda on rights has on outcomes for vulnerable populations, the delivery and evaluation of services and out changing relationship with the law including out national and international obligations. more...

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Hard graft behind social work scenes takes toll

Time to say thank you to all our key leaders, says Harry Stevenson. View full article ...

We must learn from child death tragedies

An article from the President of Social Work Scotland, Harry Stevenson View full article..

Harry Stevenson: Take pride in social work

At times newspapers and magazines look for different people to talk about their work, a sort of “a day in the life of…” type feature. But, a day in the life of a social worker? I don’t know where you would begin. View full article..

Inspire and be inspired! Join Social Work Scotland


We are looking for new members who are as passionate about the profession as we are. Membership packages start as low as £25 per year and if you work for an organisation that delivers social work services you can join today.

Have a look at our membership page for information about categories and membership and how to apply.






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