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.


Feedback on the NHS Education for Scotland, Learning and Education Strategy 2023-2026 (DRAFT)

Read our consultation response on NES Learning and Education Strategy

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Interested in supporting the Scottish Child Interview Model?

We’re seeking practitioners to play the role of the child for interview training.

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Social Work Scotland Annual General Meeting 2023

Make a date in your diary to discuss the future for Social Work Scotland

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Submission for Action for Children Jay Review into Child Criminal Exploitation

Read our Submission for Review on Child Criminal Exploitation by Action for Children.

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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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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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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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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.