Social Social Work Scotland president Alistair Gaw: claims are 'inflammatory nonsense'.

Opponents of the plans to appoint a named person for every child in Scotland have claimed an "army" of GPs, housing officers and charities will spy on families when the law comes into force in August.

Social Work Scotland states their position on the use of ViSOR and additional vetting requirement set out by the Home Office

Social Work Scotland accept the need for a transparent, meaningful and high level of vetting to undertake work in public protection and to maintain and protect the integrity of the VISOR system, the issue of vetting is primarily a matter for employers. Read full position statement

Whilst this is a five year strategy it is clear that even at this early stage real progress is being made collectively by all parts of the sector. Read more...


The Vision and Strategy for Social Services in Scotland : a one-year on progress report

Social Services in Scotland: a shared vision and strategy for 2015-2020 was launched on World Social Work Day in March 2015 by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum. A Progress Report summarising the range of work which is underway to implement the strategy has now been published.

Whilst this is a five year strategy it is clear that even at this early stage real progress is being made collectively by all parts of the sector. Read more...


Annual Conference and Exhibition

15-16 June 2016 | Crieff Hydro
We are now taking bookings for the Annual Conference 2016 to find out more click here


Child protection briefing

In anticipation of the announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance on 25/02/16 Social Work Scotland produced a briefing that outlines important actions required in protecting Scotland's children. Read briefing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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