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 →

New Chief Social Work Officer qualification

Scotland’s most senior social workers will be able to embark upon a new postgraduate qualification for Chief Social Work Officers from this autumn.   We have worked with universities ... Continue Reading →

The Review of Social Work Education

The SSSC Council met on 16 June 2015 and considered the report on the first phase of the Review of Social Work Education.  The Council noted the progress made over the past year and ... Continue Reading →

Raising social work standards

Glasgow Caledonian University (CGU) has recently published their Annual Research Review 2015. In 2014 we commissioned GCU, along with the Centre of Excellence for Looked After Children ... Continue Reading →

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Would you like to receive our monthly newsletters? Each month, we send newsletters to social service workers, employers and subscribers to keep up to date with news and events ... Continue Reading →

Shaping the Future: Making a successful transition from student to social worker

What’s it like for a social work student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work as a newly qualified social worker (NQSW)? Glasgow Caledonian University, ... Continue Reading →

Is a career in social services a career for you?

A career in social serivices is a career for people who like people. Our new careers booklet A Career in Social Services has just been given a makeover.  This booklet is for people ... Continue Reading →

World Social Work Day 2015

Are you doing something special for this year’s World Social Work Day? Tell us what you’re doing for World Social Work day on Tuesday 17 March and we’ll feature your ... Continue Reading →

Resilience in social workers – what is it and why is it important?

The work that you do as a social worker is of critical importance to your clients and for society.  Your wellbeing and the factors that make you resilient in the face of demanding ... Continue Reading →