As a membership body, our view of an issue is a strategic view, informed by our members.

We find a number of ways to get that view across: responding to consultations and calls for evidence; briefings to MSPs; event reports and publications based on our own work.

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29/11/2019

Response to Victim Statements Scottish Government consultation


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
VIEW
27/11/2019

Financial redress for historical child abuse in care – pre-legislative consultation


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care, Children and Families, Resources, Social Work Justice
VIEW
05/11/2019

Independent Review of Learning Disability and Autism in the Mental Health Act


VIEW
27/09/2019

Priorities for 2020-21 Budget – SWS Justice Submission


TAGGED WITH: Resources, Social Work Justice
VIEW
29/08/2019

Response to Scottish Parliament’s (Education and Skills Committee) call for evidence, at Stage 1 of the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
29/08/2019

Response to UNCRC


VIEW
10/07/2019

Consultation Response: Public Health Scotland


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care, Children and Families
04/06/2019

Consultation response: Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families, Social Work Justice
04/06/2019

Consultation response: Social Security Disability Assistance


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care, Children and Families
03/06/2019

Consultation response: Presumption against Short Sentences


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
29/03/2019

Consultation Response: Transforming Parole in Scotland


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care, Children and Families, Social Work Justice
11/09/2018

Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families, Social Work Justice
10/08/2018

Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and creation of a family justice modernisation strategy


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
VIEW
01/08/2018

Protection of Vulnerable Groups and the Disclosure of Criminal Information


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
VIEW
26/07/2018

Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill Response


TAGGED WITH: Resources
VIEW
05/07/2018

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill Response


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
VIEW
05/07/2018

Response to Consultation on establishing a statutory Appropriate Adult service in Scotland


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care
VIEW
20/06/2018

Consideration of petition PE1673


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
VIEW
30/04/2018

Response to the Proposals for Reform of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care
VIEW
20/04/2018

Response to Call for Views on the Management of Offenders Bill


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
VIEW
20/04/2018

Response to Call for Views on the Management of Offenders Bill – Financial Memorandum


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
VIEW
29/03/2018

Response to Education and Skills Committee’s poverty and attainment inquiry


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
VIEW
19/01/2018

Consultation on the Provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
VIEW
13/11/2017

Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care
VIEW
07/11/2017

Community Justice Services Corporate Plan Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
VIEW
13/10/2017

Parole Reform Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
VIEW
09/10/2017

Consultation on the Carers’ Charter


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care
VIEW
06/10/2017

Free personal care for under 65s


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care
VIEW
12/09/2017

Education and Skills Committee Inquiry Call for Views on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
VIEW
04/09/2017

ASL Strategy Consultation Response


TAGGED WITH: Organisational Development
VIEW
14/08/2017

Social Security Bill


TAGGED WITH: Resources
VIEW
03/08/2017

Equal Protection from Assault Bill Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
VIEW
28/07/2017

Health and Sport Committee Draft Budget 2018-19 Call for Views


TAGGED WITH: Organisational Development
VIEW
20/07/2017

Electronic Monitoring in Scotland


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
VIEW
04/07/2017

Safe and Effective Staffing in Health and Social Care


TAGGED WITH: Organisational Development
VIEW
04/07/2017

Equally Safe – Consultation on a draft delivery plan


VIEW
09/05/2017

Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
VIEW
03/04/2017

National Health and Social Care Workforce Planning: Discussion document


VIEW
29/03/2017

Finance and Constitution Committee call for evidence on Chold Poverty (Scotland) Bill’s FM


VIEW
17/03/2017

Children’s Hearing Education and Skills Committee


VIEW
14/03/2017

Health and Sport Committee Inquiry into Preventative Agenda


VIEW
08/02/2017

Draft framework for significant case reviews


VIEW
25/01/2017

National Care Standards


VIEW
17/01/2017

Limitations (Childhood abuse) (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
09/12/2016

New carers census


VIEW
06/12/2016

Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland


VIEW
30/11/2016

Scottish Abuse Inquiry


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11/11/2016

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Evidence to Parliament Submission


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30/09/2016

Child Poverty Bill for Scotland


VIEW
29/09/2016

Social Security in Scotland


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21/09/2016

Mental Health in Scotland a 10 year vision


VIEW
17/09/2016

Submission to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee about key issues pertaining to child protection and looked after children policy


28/07/2016

Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee on CAMHS services


VIEW
27/07/2016

Alcohol minimum pricing


VIEW
07/07/2016

Review of learning disability and autism in Scottish mental health law


VIEW
01/06/2016

Implementation of Certain Sections of 2015 Mental Health Act


VIEW
14/04/2016

ViSOR and additional vetting requirement


VIEW
06/04/2016

Scottish Law Commission Report on Adults with Incapacity


VIEW
01/02/2016

Consultation on Bill to abolish charges for non-residential social care


VIEW
15/01/2016

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)


VIEW
16/12/2015

The Review of the Scottish National Care Standards


VIEW
16/12/2015

Consultation on Proposals to Strengthen the Presumption against Short Periods of Imprisonment


VIEW
16/12/2015

Consultation on Draft Order to revise the procedures for complaints about social work


VIEW
01/12/2015

Working together for people who go missing in Scotland


VIEW
24/11/2015

The Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007


VIEW
28/10/2015

Proposals for the creation of an Offence of Wilful Neglect or Ill-treatment with regard to services for Children under the age of 18


VIEW
14/09/2015

Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice


VIEW
10/09/2015

Waiving of Charges for Support to Carers


VIEW
28/08/2015

The Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland


VIEW
13/08/2015

Community Justice (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
30/07/2015

Duty of candour and wilful neglect


VIEW
07/07/2015

Equally Safe Reforming the criminal law to address domestic abuse and sexual offences


VIEW
06/05/2015

Carers (Scotland) Bill Financial memorandum


VIEW
22/04/2015

Carers (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
15/04/2015

The impact of changes to the welfare benefit system


VIEW
23/02/2015

Prisoners control of release Scotland Bill


VIEW
21/01/2015

Consultation on introducing duty of candour legislation


VIEW
31/12/2014

Consultation on Proposals for an Offence of Wilful Neglect or Ill-treatment in Health and Social Care Settings


VIEW
01/10/2014

Adults with Incapacity Intervention and Guardianship Order Legal Aid Means Test discussion paper – Scottish Government Consultation


VIEW
19/09/2014

National Care Standards Review Public Consultation


VIEW
21/08/2014

Public Bodies(Joint Working)(Scotland) Bill regulations


VIEW
14/08/2014

Mental Health (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
05/08/2014

Enquiry into decision making on whether to take children into care


VIEW
05/08/2014

Proposals for perscribed information to be included in the intergration scheme relating to the Public Bodies Joint Working Scotland Act 2014


VIEW
14/03/2014

Consultation on Draft Proposals for a Mental Health (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
10/11/2013

A Consultation on the future use of resources devolved following the UK Governments decision to close the Independent Living Fund (August-November 2013)


VIEW
05/11/2013

Adult Support & Protection Code of Practice


VIEW
23/08/2013

Financial Memorandum to the Public Bodies(Joint Working)(Scotland) Bill


VIEW
23/08/2013

Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland) Bill


VIEW
29/07/2013

Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
16/07/2013

Scottish Government Consultation on Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013-Regulations and Guidance


VIEW
01/07/2013

Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 & Adults with Incapacity (Scotland)


VIEW
22/05/2013

Scottish Court Service recommendations on a future court service


VIEW
02/11/2012

Scottish Law Commission discussion paper on adults with incapacity


VIEW
12/10/2012

The Future of the Independent Living Fund (ILF)


VIEW
07/10/2012

Scottish passported benefits: Consultation on changes required as a result of the introduction of Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment


VIEW
02/10/2012

A Scotland for Children: A Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill


VIEW
11/09/2012

Integration of Adult Health and Social Care in Scotland


VIEW
28/08/2012

Education and Culture Committee inquiry into decision making around children in care.


VIEW
20/08/2012

Inquiry into the impact of demographic change and ageing population on public finances


VIEW
29/06/2012

Shifting the Culture, tackling alcohol misuse in Scotland


VIEW
15/06/2012

New Tribunal System for Scotland


VIEW
15/05/2012

Anonymous Voter Registration


VIEW
25/04/2012

Health and Sport Committee call for evidence on the Social Care


VIEW
24/02/2012

Public Petition on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)


VIEW
23/01/2012

A mental health strategy for Scotland


VIEW
07/10/2011

Scottish parliament inquiry into the educational attainment of looked after children


VIEW
26/08/2011

Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
26/08/2011

Consultation on new HEAT targets for 2012/13


VIEW
26/08/2011

Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee Inquiry into the Regulation of Care for Older People


VIEW
15/06/2011

A consultation on the common core of skills, knowledge and understanding and values for the childrens workforce in Scotland


VIEW
31/03/2011

Commission on the future delivery of public services


VIEW
25/03/2011

Expert Panel on the Future of Social Care


VIEW
24/03/2011

Self-Directed Support – Draft Bill for Consultation


VIEW
16/02/2011

Criminalisation of the purchase and sale of sex Scotland Bill


VIEW
02/01/2011

Draft Strategic Plan 2011-2015 from Scotlands Commissioner for Children and Young People


VIEW
01/09/2010

Scottish Parliament Finance Committee Inquiry into Preventative Spending


VIEW
27/08/2010

Resource Transfer protocols


VIEW
28/07/2010

Under-Age Sexual Activity


VIEW
29/06/2010

Self Directed Support (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
17/05/2010

ADSW Response to the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
07/05/2010

Self-directed Support: A National Strategy for Scotland


VIEW
26/04/2010

Independent Budget Review


VIEW
26/03/2010

Children’s Hearing (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
05/03/2010

Alcohol Commission


VIEW
02/02/2010

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007


VIEW
18/01/2010

Alcohol Etc. (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
20/11/2009

Self Directed Support


VIEW
09/11/2009

Shaping the Future of Care Together


VIEW
23/10/2009

Reserved functions of the Social Worker


VIEW
18/08/2009

Public Service Reform (Scotland) Bill


VIEW
16/01/2009

Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care
VIEW
16/01/2009

Scottish Parliament Review SPCB Supported Bodies


TAGGED WITH: Organisational Development
VIEW
15/01/2009

The Looked After children (Scotland) Regulations 2008


VIEW
01/01/2009

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
VIEW