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.


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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Throughcare Assessment for Release on Licence (TARL) Guidance

Have you read the latest version of the Throughcare Assessment for Release on Licence (TARL) Guidance? View it here!

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Submission to the Parliament’s Finance & Public Administration Committee: NCS Financial Memo – Right to Breaks

We’ve written with an analysis on the Right to Breaks for carers to the Finance and Public Administration Committee

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The Promise Scotland; devising plan 2024-30 together

Have you read our response to Promise Scotland Devising Plan 2024-30 Together?

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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.