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.

People

Joanna Macdonald Chair joanna.macdonald2@nhs.net
John Campbell Vice Chair john.campbell@moray.gov.uk
Julie Lusk Vice Chair Julie.Lusk@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

meetings

When Location Address
26/09/2019
10.30am - 2.30pm
Meeting Room 4 Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
14/11/2019
10.30am - 2.30pm
Meeting Room 4 Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Subgroups

Mental Health Subgroup Chair: Bob Leslie robert.leslie@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Networks

Older People’s Care and Support Practice Improvement Network Chair: Lesley MacKenzie lesley.mackenzie@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Independent Living Fund Practice Network Chair: Margaret Petherbridge margaret.petherbridge@falkirk.gov.uk
Physical Disability and Sensory Services Practice Network Chair: Wendy Jack wendy.jack@west-dunbarton.gov.uk
Adult Support & Protection Practice Network Chair: Brenda Walker brendawalker@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Learning Disabilities Practice Network Chair: Duncan McIntyre duncan.mcintyre@midlothian.gov.uk
Self-directed Support Practice Network Chair: Margaret Petherbridge margaret.petherbridge@falkirk.gov.uk

Subgroup Meetings

Mental Health

When Location Address
23/08/2019
11am - 3.30pm
Forthbank performance sports centre Castle Suite
Forthbank Performance Sports Centre
Springkerse
Stirling
FK7 7UJ
22/11/2019
11am - 3.30pm
Forthbank performance sports centre Castle Suite
Forthbank Performance Sports Centre
Springkerse
Stirling
FK7 7UJ
31/05/2019
10.30 - 3.30pm
The Grassmarket Centre The Grassmarket Community Project
86 Candlemaker Row
Edinburgh
EH1 2QA

Practice Network Meetings

Older People’s Care and Support Practice Improvement Network

When Location Address
22/08/2019
1 - 3.30pm
Seaview Room STEP
Stirling Enterprise Park
Stirling
FK7 7RP
24/10/2019
1 - 3.30pm
Seaview Room STEP
Stirling Enterprise Park
Stirling
FK7 7RP
12/12/2019
1 - 3.30pm
Seaview Room STEP
Stirling Enterprise Park
Stirling
FK7 7RP

Independent Living Fund

When Location Address
01/01/1970
TBC
TBC TBC

Physical Disability and Sensory Services

When Location Address
22/08/2019
12.30 - 4pm
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
07/11/2019
12.30 - 4pm
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Adult Support and Protection

When Location Address
13/08/2019
10.30am - 3.30pm
Old Viewforth Viewforth
14-20 Pitt Terrace
Stirling
FK8 2ET
19/11/2019
10.30am - 3.30pm
Old Viewforth Viewforth
14-20 Pitt Terrace
Stirling
FK8 2ET

Learning Disabilities

When Location Address
18/09/2019
12 - 3pm
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
20/11/2019
12 - 3pm
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
15/01/2020
12 - 3pm
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Self-directed Support

When Location Address
05/09/2019
10am - 3pm
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
05/12/2019
10am - 3pm
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD