Publications

Here you will find a variety of resources, including publications, consultation responses and press releases; as well as useful ways to support your knowledge and understanding of key developments in social work.

20 October 2022Justice

Reports

Pre-Budget Scrutiny Report 2023-2024

Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2023-2024: In response to Criminal Justice Committee call for views   20 October 2022  Introduction  Social Work Scotland is …

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29 June 2020Justice

Reports

Justice Social Work Routemap

The Scottish Government released the COVID-19 Routemap at the end of May 2020.  The Routemap sets out four phases between lockdown and the resumption of life …

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30 September 2019

Reports

Safe and Together Scoping Report

The Scottish Parliament passed ground-breaking legislation in April 2019, recognising coercive control as a domestic abuse offence. At the same time …

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4 December 2018AdultsChildren and Families

Reports

Community: A radical current?

The idea of universal, community-based service was key to the vision of social work that informed the 1968 Social Work …

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4 December 2018AdultsChildren and Families

Reports

Prevention or Crisis Response?

The Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 provided a framework for the newly formed social work profession to use cash assistance …

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4 December 2018Children and FamiliesJustice

Reports

What is youth justice?

This paper draws upon archival records, literature, data, media reports and testimony from policymakers and practitioners in order to chart …

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4 December 2018AdultsChildren and FamiliesJustice

Reports

Reflections on the 1968 Act: Editorial

As the professional leadership body for social work, Social Work Scotland wanted to use the opportunity of the 50th anniversary …

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