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.

Briefings and Statements

Foster and Kinship Care Allowances

Read our statement on a nationally agreed foster and kinship care allowance across Scotland

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Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice

Read to our response to the SSSC’s recent consultation on their Codes of Practice

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Social Work Scotland Conference 2023

We’ve announced the programme and workshops for this year’s conference – have you booked your place yet?

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Call For Views on Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill by Finance and Public Administration Parliamentary Committee

Read our response to the Financial Memorandum on the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill

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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.