Social work as well as the wider social care workforce has a fundamental role in protecting Scotland’s children.

This responsibility is shared with other key public services, communities and families. Social workers have a robust, evidence-based, understanding of the range of factors that affect children and their families and collectively Social Work Scotland has the professional practice wisdom and the line of sigh to the most vulnerable children in Scotland.

Key priorities

The key priorities identified by the committee include:

  • the impact of health and social care on children’s services
  • the impact of new legislation
  • strategic commissioning
  • workload management and resouce allocation in child care
  • mental health and assessment in secure care – conference workshop
  • the dentention of young people in police custody
  • self directed support/personalisation in child care
  • national strategy for violence against women and girls
  • joint seminar with ADES/SOLACE – The Early Years

Next year

The next year will see work progressed on:

  • health and social care integration
  • close monitoring of the impact of new legislation
  • futher clarity on strategic commissioning
  • the implications of personalisation



To be confirmed

Upcoming meetings

There are no meetings currently scheduled. New dates for 2018 will be published on this page soon.


Contracts and Commissioning Practice Network Chair: Jean Coxon-Stewart

Practice Network Meetings

Contracts and Commissioning

When Location Address
11:00 - 14:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road
11:00 - 14:00
Raploch Campus Raploch Community Campus
Drip Road