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.

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
09/07/2020
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
|
robert.leslie@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
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

Home Care and Older People Subgroup

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress

Independent Living Fund Subgroup

chair
:
Margaret Petherbridge
|
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 Subgroup

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress

Adult Support and Protection Subgroup

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 Subgroup

chair
:
Duncan McIntyre
|
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 Subgroup

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

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
05/03/2020
10am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
04/06/2020
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