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
Peter Mcculloch Vice Chair peter.mcculloch@renfrewshire.gov.uk

meetings

When Location Address
13/09/2018
11:00 - 15:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
25/10/2018
11:00 - 15:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
13/12/2018
11:00 - 15:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Subgroups

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

Networks

Home Care and Older people Practice 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: Mark Hodgkinson HodgkinsonM@angus.gcsx.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
24/08/2018
11:00 - 15:30
Forthbank performance sports centre Active Stirling
No. 23,
15 Borrowmeadow Road
Stirling
FK7 7UW
16/11/2018
11:00 - 15:30
Forthbank performance sports centre Active Stirling
No. 23,
15 Borrowmeadow Road
Stirling
FK7 7UW

Practice Network Meetings

Home Care and Older People

When Location Address
23/08/2018
12:30 - 15:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
22/11/2018
12:30 - 15:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Independent Living Fund

When Location Address
11/10/2018
10:00 - 13:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Physical Disability and Sensory Services

When Location Address
23/08/2018
13:00 - 16:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
15/11/2018
13:00 - 16:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Adult Support and Protection

When Location Address
13/11/2018
10:30 - 15:30
Old Viewforth Viewforth
14-20 Pitt Terrace
Stirling
FK8 2ET
12/02/2019
10:30 - 15:30
Old Viewforth Viewforth
14-20 Pitt Terrace
Stirling
FK8 2ET
28/05/2019
10:30 - 15:30
Old Viewforth Viewforth
14-20 Pitt Terrace
Stirling
FK8 2ET
13/08/2019
10:30 - 15:30
Old Viewforth Viewforth
14-20 Pitt Terrace
Stirling
FK8 2ET
19/11/2019
10:30 - 15:30
Old Viewforth Viewforth
14-20 Pitt Terrace
Stirling
FK8 2ET

Learning Disabilities

When Location Address
19/09/2018
12:00 - 15:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
21/11/2018
12:00 - 15:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
16/01/2019
12:00 - 15:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Self-directed Support

When Location Address
13/09/2018
10:00 - 15:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
06/12/2018
10:00 - 15:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD