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.

Key Priorities:

  • Supporting the principles of Integration and the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014
  • Engaging with the Scottish Government and Parliament to influence and shape policy and legislation
  • Promoting personalised support and asset based approaches underpinned by the Self Directed Support.
  • Promoting the role and value social workers and social care professionals play in enabling adults lead independent lives and fulfil personal goads and outcomes
  • Commissioning

Actions for 2018/19:

  • Developing seminars and workshops that promote evidence-led and relationship based practice
  • Working with the Scottish Government and COSLA on the priorities of the National Health and
    Social Care Workforce Plan
  • Supporting and reviewing the impact of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016
  • Influencing the plans reform of Adults with Incapacity legislation
  • Working actively across the sector to support the continued implementation of SDS
  • Social Care in Prisons
  • Engaging with Parliament on the Safe and Effective Staffing legislation
  • Expanding membership of the committee to carry forward the committee work plan and
    engagement with national policy and debate on adult social care.

Adult Social Care Standing Committee

Joanna Macdonald Chair joanna.macdonald2@nhs.net
John Campbell Vice Chair john.campbell@moray.gov.uk
Julie Lusk Vice Chair julie.lusk@argyll-bute.gov.uk

meetings

WhenLocationAddress
30/01/2020
10am - 2.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
26/03/2020
10am - 2.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
21/05/2020
10am - 2.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
07/07/2020
10am - 2.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
10/09/2020
10am - 2.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
12/11/2020
10am - 2.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Subgroup Meetings

Mental Health Subgroup

chair
:
Bob Leslie
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robert.leslie@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
07/02/2020
11am - 3.30pm
Forthbank StadiumForthbank performance sport centre, Springkerse, Stirling
FK7 7UJ
22/05/2020
11am - 3.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
21/08/2020
11am - 3.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
13/11/2020
11am - 3.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Practice Network Meetings

Home Care and Older People Practice Network

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress

Independent Living Fund Practice Network

chair
:
Margaret Petherbridge
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margaret.petherbridge@falkirk.gov.uk

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
30/04/2020
10am - 1pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
30/07/2020
10am - 1pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
29/10/2020
10am - 1pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Physical Disability and Sensory Services Practice Network

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress

Adult Support and Protection Practice Network

chair
:
Brenda Walker
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brendawalker@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
03/03/2020
10.30am - 3.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
12/05/2020
10.30am - 3.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
08/09/2020
10.30am - 3.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
17/11/2020
10.30am - 3.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Learning Disabilities and Autism Practice Network

chair
:
Duncan McIntyre
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duncan.mcintyre@midlothian.gov.uk

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
18/03/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
20/05/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
15/07/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
16/09/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
18/11/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
20/01/2021
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Self-directed Support Practice Network

chair
:
Margaret Petherbridge
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margaret.petherbridge@falkirk.gov.uk

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
05/03/2020
10am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
06/06/2020
10am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
03/09/2020
10am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
03/12/2020
10am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ