Social Work and Social Care professionals play a key role, in close partnership with colleagues, to support over 500,000 adults a day in Scotland lead positive lives that reflect their wishes, hopes and aspirations. Social Workers also have a fundamental role in the protection of adults at risk of harm and abuse.
Social Work Scotland’s Adult Social Care Standing Committee provides the voice of adult social work leadership and is committed to promoting personalised support, social justice and protection for Scotland’s vulnerable adults. The committee advocates for relationships to be placed at the heart of practice and for effective partnership and integrated working with families, communities and other professionals within the statutory, independent and third sectors.
The Subgroups support the work of the Adult Social Care Standing Committee by taking forward specific pieces of work identified and enables the sharing of practice, networking, supports the committee feedback loop regarding new and emerging practice issues “on the ground”, and respond to particular emerging national needs e.g. responses to draft legislation on Adoption.
Meeting dates for the Subgroups are available at the bottom of this page.