If you are interested in making a difference to the people you support and in investing in your career, you will want to join social Work Scotland. There’s a membership for everyone:

  • We welcome applications from individuals employed by organisations delivering social work services; the 8 schools of social work; CECLIS and the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice. Individuals can either be a Full Member (if you are a senior leader); or an Associate Member (if you are aspiring to be a senior leader).
  • If you are an organisation delivering social work services or with a significant focus on social work services, you can take out a Corporate Membership, giving your staff access to our Practice Networks.
  • If you work freelance and are a registered social worker, you can join as a Consultant Member.
  • Former members who have retired can be Honorary Members.

What our members think

We asked some of our members to tell us what their Social Work Scotland membership means to them.

Here’s what they had to say:

“Social Work Scotland membership has been invaluable to ILF Scotland. As a new public body our membership has enabled us to establish excellent networks across Scotland very quickly. It has provided us with an effective platform to learn about developments and practice throughout the social care and social work landscape, and, in turn, to share our experience of working with disabled people in all of Scotland’s Health and Social Care Partnership areas.”
Peter Scott, CEO, Independent Living Fund Scotland

“Being a member of a professional body is important. It ensure that you are linked into the world of social work, the latest research, news and thinking. It gives you an opportunity to have challenging discussions and debates with colleague across the country. Being a social worker, and leader it is a pleasure and privilege as is being a member of Social Work Scotland.”
Louise Long, Corporate Director (Chief Officer), Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership

 

Membership categories

Full – £100 per annum.
For people in senior management roles in organisations directly involved in the provision of social work services and for academics in the eight Scottish Schools of Social Work, the two centres of excellence (CELCIS and CYCJ) and IRISS.

Corporate – £500 – £3,000 per annum depending on size.
For organisations directly involved in the provision of social work services. Or for those with a primary focus on social work service, but who do not actually deliver services to people. This level of membership allows, amongst other things, access for your staff to Practice Networks and Social Work Scotland events.

Associate – £25 per annum.
For people working in organisations directly involved in the provision of social work services and for academics in the eight Scottish Schools of Social Work, the two centres of excellence (CELCIS and CYCJ) and IRISS, who are not as yet at senior management level.

Consultant – £100 per annum.
For people who are registered social workers working as independent consultants.

Honorary – £75 per annum.
For former full members who are no longer employed by organisations directly involved in the provision of social work services

Membership benefits

Application form

  • You are applying to become a member of Social Work Scotland. By clicking Apply, you undertake to accept the rules and regulations in accordance with its Code of Conduct. Social Work Scotland has the right to reject or suspend my membership in accordance with the organisation’s Articles of Association.

    We will contact you on receipt of this form to advise you of how to pay your membership fee.