Ahead of key debates or committee meetings we may submit a briefing note setting out the social work position on an issue.

These have been crafted to inform key stakeholders and politicians around specific issues and so will not be a complete picture of all the challenges and opportunities in a particular policy area. It may be helpful to read these briefings in conjunction with the official report of the relevant parliamentary debate or committee meeting.


Care Homes: Enhanced Professional Oversight

A letter to the Scottish Government’s Chief Social Work Advisor, Iona Colvin, outlining the concerns of Social Work Scotland and Chief Social Work Officers. 11 June, 2020.

Care Home Assurance (11.06.2020) – CSWA Scottish Government (pdf)


Commission on Women Offenders

ADSW Briefing to Ministers