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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/
Read our president @kitrae78 's column in the special 'Health' edition of @HolyroodDaily #scottishsocialwork https://t.co/WfIh2TMgcB
The Partners in Policy Making Team is fantastic, and we're delighted that new spaces are opening up for 19/20!… https://t.co/Se9QgFd2nn
Glad to have @drjanekellock representing us today at such an interesting and important event #scrgf19 https://t.co/SeudOMRA4j
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.
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 >
Safe and Together
This approach is about partnering with women and supporting them to remain safe and together with their children.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 >