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
25/02/2016

Child protection briefing

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


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
25/04/2012

Commission on Women Offenders

ADSW Briefing to Ministers


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care
12/12/2011

Don’t fracture care

Parliamentary briefing by the Association of Directors of Social Work


TAGGED WITH: Organisational Development
24/11/2010

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


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
15/09/2010

Social Care Procurement Debate

ADSW Briefing


TAGGED WITH: Resources
28/04/2010

Changing Lives: A competent, confident and valued social service workforce

A briefing from ADSW on the Scottish Government debate on “Changing Lives: A competent, confident and valued social service workforce”


TAGGED WITH: Organisational Development
24/09/2009

Child Protection

Labour Party Debate


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
24/06/2009

Social Work Changes Lives

Members Business Debate


TAGGED WITH: Organisational Development
08/01/2009

Offender Management

Scottish Government Debate


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice