Social Work Scotland Annual Conference Report 2015


Social Work Scotland Annual Conference Report 2015

Whose Right is it anyway?

Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015 | 17th & 18th June 2015

Key conference themes

The 2015 Conference and Exhibition placed an emphasis on Human Rights and the impact the agenda on rights has on outcomes for vulnerable populations, the delivery and evaluation of services and our changing relationship with the law including our national and international obligations.



  • Sheena McDonald, Broadcaster and Journalist (Chair)
  • Andy Walker, Director of Living Your Dream Consultancy Limited
  • Harry from Who Cares? Scotland
  • Jackie Brock, Chief Executive Officer, Children in Scotland
  • Janys M.Scott QC, Faculty of Advocates
  • Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training
  • Dr. Jill Stavert, Reader in Law and Director, Centre for Mental Health and Incapacity Law, Rights and Policy, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Lee Ridley, Lost Vouce Guy
  • Will Hutton, Writer, Commentator and Adoptive Parent
  • Professor Alyson Leslie, FIRST
  • Professor Murna Downs, Head of Dementia Studies, University of Bradford
  • Ans Epskamp, Clinical Team Leader, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Henry McLeish, Scottish Labour Party politician, author and academic