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.
SDS Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions to accompany Scottish Government and COSLA Guidance on Self-directed Support Option 1 and Option 2 during the Coronavirus pandemic
These Frequently Asked Questions accompany National Guidance that has been developed jointly by the Scottish Government, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and Social Work Scotland in response to issues raised early on in the pandemic. They address issues voiced by people who use social care support, employers of personal assistants, personal assistants, independent advice and support organisations, providers of services and Local Authorities.
If there is a question you would like answered that is not yet included in the FAQs, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Care Procurement Debate