Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) 2016/17

VSDF supports a range of voluntary sector organisations providing social services which are registered with the Care Inspectorate. Small and medium-sized organisations in particular ... Continue Reading →

Supporting workforce development for self-directed support

Our work is supporting the social service workforce to build local skills and capacity for change. That is the message of a new evaluation report of our work as part of the Self-Directed ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Government needs your views on recruitment, retention and workforce planning

The Office of the Chief Social Work Advisor (OCSWA) Scottish Government has commissioned a study to provide an in-depth view of the issues and challenges that the social care sector ... Continue Reading →

New race equality framework published

The Scottish Government has published a new race equality framework. The new framework sets out a path for a fair and just society, free from discrimination and inequality for Scotland’s ... Continue Reading →

New guidance published – advocacy for unpaid carers

The Scottish Government has published guidance to promote best practice in Scotland in relation to advocacy for adult carers. Developed for independent advocacy organisations, independent ... Continue Reading →

The Vision and Strategy for Social Services in Scotland : a one-year on progress report

Social Services in Scotland: a shared vision and strategy for 2015-2020 was launched on World Social Work Day in March 2015 by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum.  Our Chief ... Continue Reading →

Self-directed support and systems thinking event report and presentations

The report and presentations from the self-directed support (SDS) and systems thinking workshop are now available. A wide range of people from across health and social care took part ... Continue Reading →

New qualification for residential child care workers

Scottish Government announce roll out of Standard for Residential Child Care We welcome today’s announcement from the Scottish Government of the introduction of a new qualification ... Continue Reading →

Implementing the British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Act 2015

The British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Act 2015 promotes and facilitates the use and understanding of British Sign Language (BSL) across the Scottish public sector. The Scottish ... Continue Reading →

Developing the Young Workforce – Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy

The Scottish Government has published a progress report on their Youth Employment Strategy – Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce. This strategy and implementation plan sets ... Continue Reading →