The Ombudsman and social work complaints

Following a Scottish Government review of social work complaints, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) is introducing two major changes to the handling of these complaints ... Continue Reading →

Consultation on the Standards in Social Work Education  

We have revised the Standards in Social Work Education (SISWE), which underpin social work degree programmes in Scotland, to make sure they reflect the many changes in social work practice ... Continue Reading →

Researchers to look at real-world experiences of new social workers

We have commissioned social work researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to carry out a five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSW) ... Continue Reading →

Access the British Journal of Social Work at SSKS

Did you know the current issue of the British Journal of Social Work, as well as its archives (1996-present), are available for free at Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS)? It’s ... Continue Reading →

Do you have an interest in mental health services?

If you do, you now have the chance to have your say on how a new piece of legislation should be implemented. This is the first of two consultations on the implementation of the Mental ... Continue Reading →

Sharing the learning from the Review of Social Work Education

The second phase of the Review of Social Work Education is now complete and we are holding an event to hear the evidence so far in Glasgow on Wednesday 23 March. The event brings together ... Continue Reading →

Minister welcomes new CSWO qualification   

Scotland’s most senior social workers are leading the way to achieving the very highest professional standards by studying for a new postgraduate qualification for Chief Social Work ... Continue Reading →

Applications open for Chief Social Work Officer qualification

Applications are now open for the second cohort of candidates for the Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) postgraduate diploma to start studying this spring. We worked with universities ... Continue Reading →

New compulsory mental health treatment at highest level in ten years

Emergency detentions for older people see sharp rise, while children with mental ill-health increasingly not put in specialist wards. Compulsory treatment for mental ill-health rose ... Continue Reading →

Next steps for the Review of Social Work Education

The Review of Social Work Education, led by the SSSC, has reached the conclusion of its first phase and will continue with wider engagement on the questions raised over the coming year. The ... Continue Reading →