Save the Date: Social Work Scotland Annual Conference & Exhibition 2018

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Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the Social Work Scotland Act – this gives us a reason to celebrate, reflect on the journey so far and look to the future. The theme of the conference this year is ‘Confidence. Commitment. Collaboration’ and it will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 13 and 14 June 2018. 
To keep track of developments as we develop our programme and to get alerts when our booking site is open, please register your interest via our event site
We are also now open for workshops. Find out what we are looking for and submit a proposal here


Adult Support and Protection Conference:  Good Practice and Future Challenges
Dovecot Studios, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh
20th February 2018 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.

To mark 10 years since the enactment of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007, Social Work Scotland is holding an event to reflect on learning and developments in practice over the past 10 years and consider future challenges and innovative responses to support and protect adults.  Speakers will include Maureen Watt MSP, Minister for Mental Health; Kathryn McKay University of Stirling; Dr Martin Kettle Glasgow Caledonian University; and from users of services in Glasgow and Kevin Mitchell, Executive Director on Scrutiny and Assurance, Care Inspectorate.

The event will provide an opportunity for learning and networking for all service and agencies involved in Adult Support and Protection.

To book a place please contact

The event is free to members of Social Work Scotland and members of the Adult Support and Protection Practice Network.

There will be a charge of £55 for non-members who are eligible to join Social Work Scotland (those working in an organisation providing a social work service) and this will include a year’s membership.

There will be a charge of £72 for delegates who are not eligible to join Social Work Scotland.

SWS Seminar: Working with parents with a learning disability

Tuesday, 27th February 2018, 1 -4pm
Social Work Scotland Office, Edinburgh

Social Work Scotland are delighted to partner with the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, Scottish Association of Social Workers and Parenting Across Scotland to provide a free seminar for social workers and managers about working with parents who have a learning disability.
The seminar will provide an opportunity to consider the Keys to Life Strategy, explore and consider the existing good practice guidance and other resources to support working with parents as well as share and hear practice examples.

To register, please follow this link

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