Our website is about to undergo a facelift. In the meantime, thank you for your patience, we know things are not always easy to find, but please email us if you get stuck.

We have lots of new resources on here:

And, for our own members, log in to find these resources:
  • A film of our recent seminar on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
  • A briefing on the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
  • A briefing on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children


Our Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 19th May, and the newly elected Office Bearers are:


Susan Taylor
Head of Service: Children & Families & Criminal Justice
East Ayrshire Council

Vice President

Jackie Irvine
Head of Children's Health, Care, Criminal Justice
West Dunbartonshire HSCP

Adult Social Care Chair

Joanna Macdonald

Director of Adult Social Care
NHS Highland

Criminal Justice Committee Co-chairs

Lillian Cringles
Head of Children, Families and Criminal Justice
Dumfries and Galloway Council


Jane Martin

Head of Children's Services and Criminal Justice
Dundee City Council


New Partnership with

We are delighted to be working with CAPITA One as our primary sponsor. As the leading supplier of information systems to children and families services, CAPITA One are helping local authorities focus their finite resources on getting interventions right first time. Visit their website for more details.

Annual Conference 2017 - not long now!

The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference and Exhibition will take place on 14th and 15th June at Crieff Hydro Hotel. We are bringing together our criminal justice event and our main conference to offer one place for all of social work to come together.

We have a mini-site for the event which has the conference programme and all the information you need, whether you are a delegate, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor. Click Here to visit the conference site.

Scottish Social Services Awards 2017 - your time to shine

The Scottish Social Services Awards celebrate the work of the social services sector in Scotland and those that work in it. It is run by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum which launched a new shared vision and strategy for social services 2015-2020

The awards take plcae on Tuesday 13th June. The SSSA website has information about the finalists click here.