Social Work Scotland

Social Work Scotland is the professional leadership body
for the social work and social care professions.

About us

We are a social work leadership body, led by our members.
We work to influence policy and legislation and to support the development of the social work and social care workforce.

Latest Updates

Here you will find our featured consultations, reports and projects.

Consultation

Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence (LDAN) Bill: Consultation

Social Work Scotland has responded to the Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence (LDAN) Bill. You can read it here!

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Guidance

Age of Criminal Responsibility

Have you read our updated Age of Criminal Responsibility Report?

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Consultation

Response from Social Work Scotland to Consultation on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Act 2024: Statutory Guidance on Part 2 and 3 (Section 18)

Social Work Scotland have responded to Consultation on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children (Incorporation) (Scotland) Act 2024: Statutory Guidance on Part 2 and 3 (Section 18). You can read our response here!

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Guidance

Reflections on Practice: Self Directed Support Across Scotland- Flexible Use of Direct Payments Across Scotland

Our Self-directed Support Team have produced a set of publications called Reflections on Practice. You can read them here!

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Join us

We’re stronger with you as a member. Help us shape social work leadership now and for the future.
Membership is open to a whole range of people and organisations.

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Publications

We create a variety of resources, including publications, consultation responses and press releases; as well as useful ways to support your knowledge and understanding of key developments in social work.

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Events

We run a range of events some of which are for members only, but most are open to people with an interest in social work and social care.

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Consultations

We find a number of ways to get that view across: responding to consultations and calls for evidence; briefings to MSPs; event reports and publications based on our own work.