Ahead of key parliamentary 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 MSPs 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.

Date Title Download

Child Protection Briefing

Briefing outlining important actions required in protecting Scotland’s children.


Children’s Hearings Scotland Bill

Joint briefing for stage 3 of the Children’s Hearings Scotland Bill from ADSW and COSLA. This briefing refers in particular to amendment 98


Child Protection

Labour Party Debate