Social Work Scotland is the professional body for social work and social care leaders. We provide an infrastructure through which the expertise of senior and operational managers can inform national debates about children and families, criminal justice, adult social care and public service reform.

What we do

We work to ensure that the unique role and contribution of social work is widely understood, and that the profession’s  values and insights are reflected in policy and legislation. We are a membership body, bringing together over four hundred professionals from all parts of the social work sector. An Edinburgh-based team coordinates a range of activities on behalf of members, including policy development, events, professional development and a network of standing committees and subgroups.

Our Board

Our board is made up of the chairs of our committees, our Convener, Vice Convener and Past Convener and our Treasurer.

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Our staff team is led by our Director and comprises a core team of four permanent staff as well as a team of policy and project staff.

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Our Articles of Association

This document sets out our core objectives (our ‘mission’), governance, membership and rules.

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