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.
Advanced Analytics in Social Work: continue the conversation
Using Advanced Analytics in Social Work: 29 October 2019, Edinburgh As you’ll be aware from ongoing conversations, we felt that we should be at the forefront of discussions about the future of Scottish social work. This includes how we can harness technology to its best effect, supporting professional expertise and experience to improve the lives […]
Advance Payment Scheme – Historical Child Abuse
ADVANCE PAYMENT SCHEME: REDRESS FOR SURVIVORS OF HISTORICAL CHILD ABUSE IN CARE LOCAL AUTHORITY CONFIRMATION OF APPLICANT BEING IN CARE EXPLANATORY NOTE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES Downloadable document with templates here This note has been prepared by the Scottish Government in agreement with representatives from COSLA, Social Work Scotland, SOLACE, ALARM and SOLAR. The Advance Payment […]
Open letter on Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill
We have co-signed the letter that The Faculty of Public Health and 15 other professional healthcare bodies and charities have written to Scottish political party leaders asking them to support the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill at the Stage 3 proceedings, taking place on Thursday 3 October 2019. If passed, the Bill will […]
Social Work Scotland Annual Conference Report 2014
Key conference themes The 2014 annual conference focused on the key themes of co-production and leadership in the light of the hugely significant year ahead for Social Work services. In April 2014 the Social Care (Self-Directed Support) Act comes into effect, giving people more control over the services they receive and the way they receive them. This year […]
Ordinary Residence best practice
This procedure aims to agree a best practice model for the transfer of adult social care cases between authorities under Ordinary Residence. It is intended to be applied in situations where an adult who has previously been supported by one local authority area relocates to another area becomes Ordinarily Resident in a different area, resulting […]
Views given on Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill
We’ve submitted the below response this week to the Scottish Government’s call for feedback on the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill Over the past year Social Work Scotland has been involved in detailed, technical discussions about how raising the age of criminal responsibility to 12 will be implemented, ensuring that community safety is preserved […]
Views given on Children’s Equal Protection Bill
Social Work Scotland was very well represented at Parliament today (21 March 2019) by Andy Jeffries, on the controversial subject of Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill. Andy was speaking on behalf of Social Work Scotland at the Equalitty and Human Rights Committee. You can watch a video of the session here.