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Social Work Scotland lead national projects on the design and implementation of policy and legislation.
Social Work Scotland is a membership body and members meet regularly in committees, sub-groups and practice networks.
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Social Work Scotland has a range of publications, including responses to government consultations, parliamentary briefings and reports.

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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:


For dates, times and venues our Executive Committee, Chief Social Work Officer, Practice Network and Subgroup meetings.

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Our reports explore a wide range of topics in social work practice and legislation.

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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.