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.
Annual Conference and Exhibition: postponement
19 March 2020 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our annual conference and exhibition, which was due to go ahead on 17 and 18 June, 2020. We have secured alternative dates of 23 & 24th November 2020 with the Crieff Hydro, so subject to further developments, we […]
Open letter on Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill
We have co-signed the letter that The Faculty of Public Health and 15 other professional healthcare bodies and charities have written to Scottish political party leaders asking them to support the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill at the Stage 3 proceedings, taking place on Thursday 3 October 2019. If passed, the Bill will […]
Views given on Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill
We’ve submitted the below response this week to the Scottish Government’s call for feedback on the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill Over the past year Social Work Scotland has been involved in detailed, technical discussions about how raising the age of criminal responsibility to 12 will be implemented, ensuring that community safety is preserved […]
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 […]