Save the date - Annual Conference 2017
Next year the Social Work Scotland Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place on 14 and 15 June at Crieff Hydro Hotel. We are bringing together our criminal justice event and our main conference to offer one place for all of social work to come together
We have launched a mini site for the event which will have all the information you need to be part of the conference, whether you are a delegate, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor. View conference mini-site.
Social Security in Scotland
Social Work Scotland submits Evidence to the Scottish Parliament
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Child Poverty Bill for Scotland
Social Work Scotland submits response to the Scottish Government consultation on child poverty
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Social Work Scotland welcomes the report from the Accounts Commission
Social Work Scotland welcomes the report that the Accounts Commission has issued on social work in Scotland which shines a light on many issues our members have raised and discussed. Commenting on the report Elaine Torrance, President of Social Work Scotland said:
“We need to support social work and recognise its value".
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Mental Health in Scotland – a 10 year vision
Social Work Scotland submitted evidence to the Scottish Government's Mental Health in Scotland consultation Read more...
The Herald Society Awards 2016 - Entries now open!
Social Work Scotland are proud sponsors of this event which celebrates the dedication, imagination and the vital impact of some of the best work taking place in the public and voluntary sector across Scotland, in fields such as health, education, social services and charities. Apply today
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - Social Work Scotland evidence
Social Work Scotland submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee on The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Read more...
Alcohol minimum pricing - Position statement
Cheap alcohol has had a devastating impact on many individuals, families and communities across Scotland. Our members work every day to support people who have been negatively affected by the misuse of alcohol, and Social Work Scotland supports setting a minimum unit price (MUP) on alcohol as part of a wider policy framework to tackle this social problem. Read more...
It's no longer them and us - it's just us
The Collaborative practice in assessment programme was developed in response to the recognition that if Self-directed Support is to achieve what it promises: power and control for people who need support in their lives; then there needs to be better collaboration between assessors and supported people during both the assessment and the support planning process.
This report outlines recommendations from participants on the programme to raise awareness that It's no longer them and us - it's just us!
Social Work Scotland responds to Liam Fee verdict
Speaking in reaction to the verdict in the Liam Fee case, Social Work Scotland’s President Elaine Torrance said:
“Liam’s death is an absolute tragedy and the level of cruelty that Liam experienced was deeply shocking. What makes it worse is that the abuse was carried out by the very people Liam should have been able to trust the most: his mum and his step mum.
Cases like these are exceptional and children dying at the hands of their parents remains a rare occurrence in Scotland. Parents are the primary protectors of their children and when that relationship fails and where people go out of their way to keep agencies at arm’s length, children can be at terrible risk“.
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