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Social Work Scotland is the professional leadership body for the social work and social care professions.
We are a membership body and we work to influence policy and legislation and to support the development of the social work and social care workforce.
Our team is based in Edinburgh and work to support 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 are supported by our partners at:
For dates, times and venues our Executive Committee, Chief Social Work Officer, Practice Network 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. You do not need to be a social worker or provide social work services: we offer something for everyone.
Care at Home and Support
We’re having a good look at care and support at home. What are the challenges around workforce, commissioning and procurement and who is trying what to deliver sustainable services.Find out more >
50th anniversary of the 1968 Social Work Scotland Act
Looking back at the last 50 years to see where we’ve come from and looking forward to the next 50 years to see where we’ll go.Find 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 >
Gender equality storytelling initiative
We are developing a Gender Equality Storytelling Initiative that will raise awareness of gender inequality.Find out more >
Safe and Together
This approach is about partnering with women and supporting them to remain safe and together with their children.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 >