The Workforce and Resources Standing Committee supports the vision and aims of Social Work Scotland to ensure that social work as a profession is equipped and resourced to meet its statutory obligations, and to support the duties of the role of the Chief Social Work Officer in promoting the values and standards of professional practice, ensuring robust workforce planning and care governance and developing the profession.

The Workforce and Resources Standing Committee will operate as a partnership with relevant national agencies.

As one of the five standing committees of Social Work Scotland, this Committee’s remit is to support and underpin the work of the other committees (Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO), Adult Social Care, Children and Families, and Justice). To this end, membership will include representatives from all our committees. The work of the group will also cross-reference to the Chief Social Work Officer committee to support the statutory duties of the CSWO role.

The Committee will make recommendations to the Board, the Chief Social Work Officer’s Committee and other standing committees where appropriate.

The Subgroups support the work of the Workforce and Resources Standing Committee by taking forward specific pieces of work identified and enables the sharing of practice, networking,  supports the committee feedback loop regarding new and emerging practice issues “on the ground”, and respond to particular emerging national needs e.g. responses to draft legislation on Adoption.

Meeting dates for the Subgroups are available at the bottom of this page.

People

Iain Ramsay Co-Chair iain.ramsay@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

meetings

WhenLocationAddress
15/05/2020
2pm - 4pm
Raeburn Room, Mansfield Traquair CentreMansfield Traquair Centre
15 Mansfield Place
Edinburgh EH3 6BB
17/07/2020
2pm - 4pm
Raeburn Room, Mansfield Traquair CentreMansfield Traquair Centre
15 Mansfield Place
Edinburgh EH3 6BB
25/09/2020
2pm - 4pm
Raeburn Room, Mansfield Traquair CentreMansfield Traquair Centre
15 Mansfield Place
Edinburgh EH3 6BB
27/11/2020
2pm - 4pm
Raeburn Room, Mansfield Traquair CentreMansfield Traquair Centre
15 Mansfield Place
Edinburgh EH3 6BB

Subgroup Meetings

Learning & Development Subgroup

chair
:
Billy Fisher
|
Billy.Fisher@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
coChair
:
Second co-chair to be appointed
|

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
03/06/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
30/09/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
09/12/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Contracts & Commissioning Subgroup

chair
:
Kevin Beveridge
|
Kevin.Beveridge@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Meetings

WhenLocationAddress
03/06/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
02/09/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ
02/12/2020
11am - 3pm
The Barracks, StirlingThe Barracks, Stirling FK8 1QZ

The Knowledge Hub

The Knowledge Hub supports members of the Learning and Workforce practice network to share resources and information on areas of work.

We will also be developing the area to share our updates and meeting agendas. Current areas of shared interest include induction to services, supervision policies, SQA/SVQ development and planning, SSSC registration requirements, practice learning, leadership and management qualifications.

For more information, contact Gillian Ferguson at gillian.ferguson@dundeecity.gov.uk.

The Knowledge Hub website