The Justice Standing Committee is made up of Chief Social Work Officers; managers from justice social work services; academics; and those working in the private and voluntary sectors. We have members from all across Scotland and meet bi-monthly.

The Justice Standing Committee works to influence and shape legislation and policy relating to justice social work service delivery; to provide strategic leadership to the sector; to support the development of our workforce using evidence based approaches; to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement and to promote the unique role, value and contribution of justice social work.

Our meetings discuss key issues in justice social work services and provide an opportunity to network and for people with a similar focus to work our challenges and offer advice.

Our current priorities are:

  • Supporting colleagues across the country to implement a sustainable and safe approach to using ViSOR (Violent and Sex Offender Register) which supports the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA);
  • To develop a flexible, person centred agreement with the Scottish Prison Service to enable the delivery of social work services in prisons;
  • To oversee the national project, hosted by Social Work Scotland which will develop a new model of delivering health and social care services in prisons;
  • To provide expertise and advice on supporting a reduction in the number of women in the criminal justice system;
  • To oversee the national project, hosted by Social Work Scotland on Safe and Together which will support the roll out of the approach with local authorities and their partners.

We have the following Practice Networks:

  • Unpaid Work
  • Adult Justice Through Care

Co-Chair

Co-Chair

meetings

When Location Address
10/08/2018
10:00 - 14:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
05/10/2018
10:00 - 14:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
07/12/2018
10:00 - 14:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Networks

Unpaid Work Practice Network Chair: Alex McCallum alex.mccallum@dumgal.gov.uk 
Adult Justice Throughcare Practice Network Co-Chair: Audrey Howard audrey.howard@inverclyde.gov.uk
Co-Chair: Nicola Rogerson nrogerson@pkc.gov.uk 

Practice Network Meetings

Adult Justice Throughcare

When Location Address
03/09/2018
10:00 - 12:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
03/12/2018
10:00 - 12:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Unpaid Work

When Location Address
01/01/1970
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