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.
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.
We’re celebrating World Social Work Day 2019
Celebrate World Social Work Day 2019 with us! 19 March marks World Social Work Day, with the theme of promoting the importance of human relationships. We think that social work is built on human relationships – and we want to celebrate all the fantastic work that goes on across Scotland. So here’s how we’re marking […]
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. […]