Social work covers so many areas, that there is always something in the news that is relevant. We tweet out key news stories every weekday morning. You can find these tweets, along with our press releases and longer news items on these pages.
NHSS Scotland Event 2018
The NHSScotland Event is the leading health event in Scotland. In its thirteenth year, the Event continued to be the ‘premier meeting place’ for those committed to providing sustainable high quality health and social care services for the people of Scotland. Every year, the Event provides the opportunity for those working in and with the […]
Social Work Scotland Annual Conference Report 2014
Whose Right is it anyway? Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015 | 17th & 18th June 2015 Key conference themes The 2015 Conference and Exhibition placed an emphasis on Human Rights and the impact the agenda on rights has on outcomes for vulnerable populations, the delivery and evaluation of services and our changing relationship with the […]
Resilience resources for social work and social care workers
Social Work Scotland, Iriss and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have worked in partnership to draw together helpful resources for social service practitioners and their organisations to support them to think about and promote their wellbeing and resilience. This resource brings together a number of articles, pieces of practice wisdom, guidance, tools and case […]
Adult Support and Protection Conference: Good Practice and Future Challenges
To mark 10 years since the enactment of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007, Social Work Scotland held this conference to reflect on learning and developments in practice over the past 10 years and consider future challenges and innovative responses to support and protect adults. Click here for the event report.
Social Work Summit – Equipping the Workforce: “Being Lighthouses”
The context that social work and social care currently operates in is challenging: austerity; public sector reform; higher demand for care and support; and increased expectation about what that care and support can be. Audit Scotland stated in the 2016 report on social work, that social work services are not sustainable in their current form. […]
Social Work Scotland Annual Conference Report 2017
” I just want to take a moment to applaud you, social workers, guardians of the vulnerable, the people who try their best to keep the ship of family afloat, people who have dedicated their careers to reaching out to others, throwing out a lifeline when the storms rage up and it looks like that […]