Adult Committee

Social Work and Social Care professionals play a key role, in close partnership with colleagues, to support over 500,000 adults a day in Scotland lead positive lives that reflect their wishes, hopes and aspirations. Social Workers also have a fundamental role in the protection of adults at risk of harm and abuse.

Social Work Scotland’s Adult Standing Committee provides the voice of adult social work leadership and is committed to promoting personalised support, social justice and protection for Scotland’s vulnerable adults. The committee advocates for relationships to be placed at the heart of practice and for effective partnership and integrated working with families, communities and other professionals within the statutory, independent and third sectors.

The Subgroups support the work of the Adult Standing Committee by taking forward specific pieces of work identified and enabling the sharing of practice, networking, and supporting the committee feedback loop regarding new and emerging practice issues “on the ground”.

Standing Committee

Diane Fraser

Admin Support:
Amanda McGuire


Adult Subgroups

Mental Health
Independent Living Fund
Learning Disability & Autism
Older People and Care at Home

Caroline Cherry:

Admin Support: Clair McCann:

Physical Disability & Sensory Services


Adult Support & Protection
Self-Directed Support

Margaret Petherbridge:

Substance Use

Lyndey Turfus: