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  • A film of our seminar on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
  • A briefing on the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
  • A briefing on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Save the date: Social Work Scotland Conference 2018

2018 Conference

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 updates as we develop our programme and to get alerts when our booking site is open, please register your interest via our event site

Seminar: Restorative Justice Practice with Adults

Wednesday, 11th April 2018, 10:00 - 13:00
3rd Floor, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ

The seminar will reflect on the application of restorative justice in a statutory setting. Speakers include: Dr Steve Kirkwood, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh, who will discuss the development of Restorative Justice Practice in Scotland, and Rania Hamad and Ciara Webb, who will share their experience of developing the City of Edinburgh Council restorative justice pilot programme. 

To find out more and to sign up, please follow this link.

Social Work (Scotland) 1968 Act Anniversary Research Project

Call for papers

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World Social Work Day: Celebrating 50 years of Social Work

Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 12.30-3pm
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

To celebrate World Social Work Day, Social Work Scotland, Scottish Government and SASW are bringing together a range of speakers to celebrate 50 years since the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1986, highlighting the Act's achievemnts and looking forward to a further 50 years of social work. 

Confirmed speakers include Paul Gray, Director General Health and Social Care, Scottish Government; Professor Viviene Cree from Edinburgh University; Thomas Timlin, Social Worker from North Ayrshire Council; Sally Ann Kelly, Chief Executive of Aberlour Childcare Trust and more. 

For further information please see this flier. To book your place, please click on this link.