New President appointed
We are delighted that Alistair Gaw of City of Edinburgh Council has been appointed as President of Social Work Scotland. Alistair is Head of Support to Children and Young People at the City of Edinburgh Council. He qualified as a social worker at the University of Edinburgh in 1988 and began his career in Motherwell. Alistair was a member of the Social Work Services Inspectorate and has held posts In the Scottish Executive, SWIA, West Lothian and Fife Councils.
In recent years he has been active in the work of the Looked After Children Strategic Implementation Group and CELSIS. Alistair will be supported in this new role by Elaine Torrance, who has been elected as Social Work Scotland’s Vice-President.
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
View the vision and strategy...
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...
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