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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/
We've responded to the #Housingto2040 consultation. We believe good housing underpins good social work, and closer… https://t.co/UwuvDXiCDV
Just another head's up that you can come along to the Celebrating Scottish Rural Social Work event on 11 March digi… https://t.co/Hm4AsCQ5OF
Please get your nominations in! Social Work deserves to be celebrated. #SSSA20 https://t.co/7Z8np0WjKr
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.
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 service needs 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 >