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Social Work Scotland is the professional leadership body for the social work and social care professions.
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.
Our core team is based in Edinburgh, supporting our organisation as well as running a number of national projects around the design and implementation of policy and legislation. Find out more here.
We work closely with the Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) – part of BASW – a membership-led, professional association for social workers across the UK, who also provide a union function. Visit their website here: https://www.basw.co.uk/scotland/
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For dates, times and venues of our Board, Standing Committee, and Subgroup meetings.View >
Our reports explore a wide range of topics in social work practice and legislation.View >
Membership is open to a whole range of people and organisations.
SWS & Iriss Research ProjectFind out more >
Health and Social Care in Prisons
Providing care and support in a prison setting has a number of challenges and as the population who need care and support grows and grows older.Find out more >
Joint Investigative Interviews of Child Witnesses
Social Work Scotland and Police Scotland have been commissioned to develop a new approach to joint investigative interviews.Find out more >
Choice and control is what people using care and support services need and want.Find out more >
50th Anniversary of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968
Looking back at the last 50 years of social work in Scotland, to understand where we’ve come from, and to help see where where we’re going.Find out more >