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SASW Community of Practice: Adult Services

Join us for our Community of Practice for social workers in adult services. 

“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” (Wenger-Traynor: 2015)

Join us for our Community of Practice for social workers in adult services who live and work in Scotland. This is an opportunity to explore what a Community of Practice (CoP) is and what benefits it offers you in terms of learning and well-being.

Topic: Exploring the ethical dilemmas of social work practice during the Covid-19 crisis.

How has practice changed during the crisis?

Have social work values been compromised?

Book a place below to come and join us. You will receive an agenda some reading prior to the session, which will be used to inform the discussion.

This CoP will be facilitated by Sarah Rose, an experienced social worker in adult services who is currently a PhD social work student, practice teacher and University tutor.


During the coronavirus pandemic, the way social workers carry out their role has been required to adapt very quickly. In this Community of Practice, we will explore the impact that this is having on the ethics of social work practice.

In what ways might we justifiably deviate from the ethical principles of social work practice that we usually adhere to? Are some principles non-negotiable even in extraordinary times? 

Might some of the ethical principles of social work be strengthened as we unite against a common threat?

SASW Communities of Practice are for our members. Non-members can attend one session before becoming a member of SASW. To find out more about membership go to


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