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.scot
John Campbell Vice Chair john.campbell@moray.gov.uk
Diane Fraser Vice Chair DFraser@pkc.gov.uk

meetings

WhenLocationAddress
30/01/2020
10am - 2.30pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
21/05/2020
10am - 2.30pm
VCMS Teams
09/06/2020
2pm - 3.30pm
VCMS Teams
09/07/2020
10am - 11.30am
VCMS Teams
13/08/2020
10am - 11.30am
VCMS Teams
10/09/2020
10am - 11.30am
VCMS Teams
08/10/2020
10am - 11.30am
VCMS Teams
18/11/2020
9am - 11am
VCMS Teams
16/12/2020
9am - 11am
VCMS Teams

Subgroup Meetings

Mental Health Subgroup

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

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress

Older Persons Subgroup

chair
:
Caroline Cherry
|
Caroline.Cherry@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
21/12/2020
2pm - 3.30pm
VC

Independent Living Fund Subgroup

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

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress

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

Learning Disabilities and Autism Subgroup

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

Meetings

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