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

Chair

meetings

WhenLocationAddress
12/09/2019
10am - 2pm
Raploch CampusRaploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD
15/11/2019
10am - 2pm
Raploch CampusRaploch Community Campus
Drip Road
Stirling
FK8 1RD

Practice Network Meetings

Unpaid Work Practice Network

chair
:
Mike Hendry
|
mike.hendry@dundeecity.gov.uk

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
01/01/1970
TBC
TBCTBC

Adult Justice Throughcare Practice Network

coChair
:
Audrey Howard
|
audrey.howard@inverclyde.gov.uk
coChair
:
Nicola Rogerson
|
nrogerson@pkc.gov.uk 

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
01/01/1970
TBC
TBCTBC