Criminal Justice Conference 2015 - How lives change!

Our bi-annual Criminal Justice Conference is taking place on the 22nd & 23rd October at Crieff Hydro Hotel. The theme of our conference is ''How Lives Change!'' We intend to explore the ways in which people change, what our own and others experiences tell us about how best to sustain change, and also the extent to which people can change and improve their lives, and indeed the lives of others including the communitites to which they belong.

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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.  


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...





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