Protecting children and young people – how our multi-professional resource can help you understand everyone’s roles

Professionals working together and understanding each other’s role plays a vital part in protecting children and young people and comes up as a critically important issues time and ... Continue Reading →

Next steps for the Review of Social Work Education

The Review of Social Work Education (RSWE) will continue this year with the SSSC leading work on a number of the recommendations from phase two. As part of the RSWE we will: revise, ... Continue Reading →

Audit Scotland survey on self-directed support

Social work and healthcare staff who carry out social care assessments, reviews and support plans for people with social care needs are being asked to complete an online survey for ... Continue Reading →

Learning from the Chief Social Work Officer qualification

Chief Social Work Officers (CSWO) have responsibility for the values and standards of professional practice and through their leadership support all social work and social service staff. CSWOs ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →