Social Work Scotland welcomes the report that 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! The report was drafted in partnership with Social Work Scotland, Scottish Government, Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) and Animate

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!

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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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