As a professional body, our view of an issue is a professional social work view.

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

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11/09/2018

Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill


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10/08/2018

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

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
01/08/2018

Protection of Vulnerable Groups and the Disclosure of Criminal Information

Social Work Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation.


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
26/07/2018

Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill Response

Social Work Scotland submission to Scottish Parliament committee.


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05/07/2018

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill Response

Social Work Scotland submission to Scottish Parliament committee.


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families
05/07/2018

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

Response to Scottish Government Consultation.


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20/06/2018

Consideration of petition PE1673

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


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30/04/2018

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

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


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20/04/2018

Response to Call for Views on the Management of Offenders Bill

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
20/04/2018

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

Reponse to Scottish Government Consultation


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29/03/2018

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

Social Work Scotland submission to Scottish Parliament


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19/01/2018

Consultation on the Provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


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13/11/2017

Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


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07/11/2017

Community Justice Services Corporate Plan Consultation

Reponse to Scottish Government Consultation


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13/10/2017

Parole Reform Consultation

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
09/10/2017

Consultation on the Carers’ Charter

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care
06/10/2017

Free personal care for under 65s

Social Work Scotlnad Response to Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care
12/09/2017

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

Social Work Scotland Response to Consultation


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04/09/2017

ASL Strategy Consultation Response

Social Work Scotland Response to Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Organisational Development
14/08/2017

Social Security Bill

Social Work Scotland Response to Consultation


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03/08/2017

Equal Protection from Assault Bill Consultation

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
28/07/2017

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

Social Work Scotland Response


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20/07/2017

Electronic Monitoring in Scotland

Social Work Scotland response to consultation


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
04/07/2017

Safe and Effective Staffing in Health and Social Care

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


TAGGED WITH: Organisational Development
04/07/2017

Equally Safe – Consultation on a draft delivery plan

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


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09/05/2017

Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill

Response of the Justice Committee to the Scottish Parliament


TAGGED WITH: Social Work Justice
03/04/2017

National Health and Social Care Workforce Planning: Discussion document

Social Work Scotland Response


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29/03/2017

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

Social Work Scotland’s response to the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill’s FM call for evidence


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17/03/2017

Children’s Hearing Education and Skills Committee

Social Work Scotland’s response to the call for evidence on The Children’s Hearing System


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14/03/2017

Health and Sport Committee Inquiry into Preventative Agenda

Social Work Scotland Response to the Preventative Agenda consultation


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08/02/2017

Draft framework for significant case reviews

Response to Scottish Government consultation


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25/01/2017

National Care Standards

Social Work Scotland response to the National Care Standards consultation


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17/01/2017

Limitations (Childhood abuse) (Scotland) Bill

Response to Scottish Government consultation


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09/12/2016

New carers census

Response to Scottish Government consultation


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06/12/2016

Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland

a response to the Scottish Government consultation


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30/11/2016

Scottish Abuse Inquiry

Social Work Scotland briefing paper


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11/11/2016

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Evidence to Parliament Submission

Evidence to Scottish Parliament


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30/09/2016

Child Poverty Bill for Scotland

Response to consultation


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29/09/2016

Social Security in Scotland

Evidence to the Scottish Parliament


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21/09/2016

Mental Health in Scotland a 10 year vision

Social Work Scotland submission


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17/09/2016

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


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28/07/2016

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

Social Work Scotland response


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27/07/2016

Alcohol minimum pricing

Position statement


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07/07/2016

Review of learning disability and autism in Scottish mental health law

Response to the Mental Welfare Commission consultation


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01/06/2016

Implementation of Certain Sections of 2015 Mental Health Act

response to consultation


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14/04/2016

ViSOR and additional vetting requirement

Position statement


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06/04/2016

Scottish Law Commission Report on Adults with Incapacity

Response to consultation


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01/02/2016

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

Response to MSPs consultation paper


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15/01/2016

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

response to the Scottish Government consultation


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16/12/2015

The Review of the Scottish National Care Standards

Response to Care Inspectorate consultation


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16/12/2015

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

Response to Scottish Government consultation


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16/12/2015

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

Response to Scottish Government consultation


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01/12/2015

Working together for people who go missing in Scotland

Social Work Scotland response to consultation


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24/11/2015

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

Social Work Scotland response


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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

Social Work Scotland response


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14/09/2015

Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice

Social Work Scotland response


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10/09/2015

Waiving of Charges for Support to Carers

Scottish Government consultation


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28/08/2015

The Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland

Response to the Welfare Reform Committee call for evidence


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13/08/2015

Community Justice (Scotland) Bill

Social Work Scotland’s response to the Community Justice (Scotland) Bill


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30/07/2015

Duty of candour and wilful neglect

submission to the Scottish Parliaments Health and Sport Committee


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07/07/2015

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

Submission to the Scottish Government consultation


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06/05/2015

Carers (Scotland) Bill Financial memorandum

Evidence submission to the Finance Committee


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22/04/2015

Carers (Scotland) Bill

Evidence submission to the Health and Sport Committee


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15/04/2015

The impact of changes to the welfare benefit system

Submission to the Welfare Reform Committee


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23/02/2015

Prisoners control of release Scotland Bill

Evidence to the Justice Committee on correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary


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21/01/2015

Consultation on introducing duty of candour legislation

Social Work Scotland response


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31/12/2014

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

Social Work Scotland response


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01/10/2014

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

Community Care Standing Committee response


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19/09/2014

National Care Standards Review Public Consultation

Social Work Scotland response


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21/08/2014

Public Bodies(Joint Working)(Scotland) Bill regulations

Social Work Scotland repsonse


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14/08/2014

Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

Social Work Scotland response


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05/08/2014

Enquiry into decision making on whether to take children into care

Social Work Scotland


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05/08/2014

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

Social Work Scotland response


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14/03/2014

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

ADSW Mental Health Sub Group Response


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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)

ADSW response


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05/11/2013

Adult Support & Protection Code of Practice

ADSW response to a Scottish Government consultation


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23/08/2013

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

ADSW response


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23/08/2013

Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland) Bill

ADSW response


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29/07/2013

Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

ADSW response


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16/07/2013

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

ADSW response


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01/07/2013

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

ADSW Response


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22/05/2013

Scottish Court Service recommendations on a future court service

ADSW response


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02/11/2012

Scottish Law Commission discussion paper on adults with incapacity

ADSW Response


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12/10/2012

The Future of the Independent Living Fund (ILF)

ADSW Response to DWP consultation


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07/10/2012

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

ADSW Response to consultation


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02/10/2012

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

ADSW Response to consultation


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11/09/2012

Integration of Adult Health and Social Care in Scotland

ADSW Response to consultation


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28/08/2012

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

ADSW response to the Scottish Parliament’s inquiry


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20/08/2012

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

Response from ADSW Finance committee


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29/06/2012

Shifting the Culture, tackling alcohol misuse in Scotland

Response from the ADSW Substance Misuse Standing Committee in relation to Children and Young People


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15/06/2012

New Tribunal System for Scotland

Response from the ADSW Mental Health Sub Group


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15/05/2012

Anonymous Voter Registration

ADSW Guidance to Chief Social Work Officers


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25/04/2012

Health and Sport Committee call for evidence on the Social Care

ADSW Response


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24/02/2012

Public Petition on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

ADSW Submission


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23/01/2012

A mental health strategy for Scotland

ADSW response to the Scottish Government consultation


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07/10/2011

Scottish parliament inquiry into the educational attainment of looked after children

ADSW response to inquiry


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26/08/2011

Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill

ADSW response to consultation


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26/08/2011

Consultation on new HEAT targets for 2012/13

ADSW/Improvement Team/COSLA/SOLACE joint response


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26/08/2011

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

ADSW response


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15/06/2011

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

ADSW response to consultation


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31/03/2011

Commission on the future delivery of public services

ADSW response to commission


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25/03/2011

Expert Panel on the Future of Social Care

ADSW response to consultation


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24/03/2011

Self-Directed Support – Draft Bill for Consultation

ADSW Response to Scottish Government


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16/02/2011

Criminalisation of the purchase and sale of sex Scotland Bill

ADSW response


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02/01/2011

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

ADSW response


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01/09/2010

Scottish Parliament Finance Committee Inquiry into Preventative Spending

ADSW response


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27/08/2010

Resource Transfer protocols

ADSW response to COSLA/Scottish Government consultation


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28/07/2010

Under-Age Sexual Activity

ADSW response to the Draft National Guidance on Under-Age Sexual Activity


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29/06/2010

Self Directed Support (Scotland) Bill

ADSW response to the Scottish Government proposal


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17/05/2010

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

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


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07/05/2010

Self-directed Support: A National Strategy for Scotland

ADSW response the the Scottish Governments National Strategy on Self-directed Support


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26/04/2010

Independent Budget Review

Response to initial call for contributions to the Scottish Government’s Independent Budget Review Group


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26/03/2010

Children’s Hearing (Scotland) Bill

Response to the Scottish Parliament Education and Lifelong Learning Committee’s call for evidence


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05/03/2010

Alcohol Commission

ADSW response to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Alcohol Scotland Bill


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02/02/2010

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007

ADSW response to the Scottish Government Secondary Legislation


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18/01/2010

Alcohol Etc. (Scotland) Bill

Evidence Submitted to Scottish Parliament Committees


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20/11/2009

Self Directed Support

ADSW response to A Draft National Strategy For Scotland


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09/11/2009

Shaping the Future of Care Together

ADSW response to the Green Paper “Shaping the Future of Care Together”


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23/10/2009

Reserved functions of the Social Worker

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


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18/08/2009

Public Service Reform (Scotland) Bill

Evidence Submitted to Scottish Parliament Committees


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16/01/2009

Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Response to Scottish Government Consultation

TAGGED WITH: Adult Social Care
16/01/2009

Scottish Parliament Review SPCB Supported Bodies

Evidence submitted to the Scottish Parliament


TAGGED WITH: Organisational Development
15/01/2009

The Looked After children (Scotland) Regulations 2008

Response to Scottish Government Consultation


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01/01/2009

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Evidence submitted to Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee


TAGGED WITH: Children and Families