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.


Social workers ready to create change, report finds

We’ve published ‘Taking the Wheel’ – a follow up to Setting the Bar, which looks at solutions and ideas to create change

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Pause the National Care Service Bill for further work, Social Work Scotland urges

Significant needs to be done before the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill should be passed by Scottish Parliament, says Social Work Scotland, and they suggest that the Bill should be paused while detailed financial work is carried out.

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Setting the Bar: towards an indicative maximum caseload for Scotland’s public sector social workers

Read our workforce report on caseloads for social workers in Scotland.

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Children’s Care and Justice Consultation

Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Children’s Care and Justice

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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.