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Trauma Informed Social Work Services Expert Advisory Group

The Scottish Government is seeking social workers, with a particular interest in trauma informed practice and approaches, to sit on a newly established trauma informed social work services expert advisory group. 

The request is for members of the group to commit to providing advice on a range of actions and activities required to develop a trauma informed workforce and services, and related implementation supports. The group will meet every 2 months, with the first meeting set to take place on Monday 31st January, 10-12. 

Social workers are wanted from the following areas of practice: 

  • Children and families
  • Youth Justice
  • Child Protection
  • Children's Residential and/or Secure Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Learning Disability Services
  • Adult Social Work Services
  • Adult Care Homes;
  • Older People Services;
  • Criminal Justice;
  • Prison based Social Work
  • Substance use services  

The specific remit of the group is as follows:

  • ·       To provide feedback on the proposed actions related to workforce education, skills and training
  • ·       To provide advice, share information and inform activities to develop implementation supports
  • ·       Ensure there are active and continued mechanisms for collaboration and participation in the proposed plan with those with lived experience of trauma
  • ·       To ensure the proposed work makes a considerable contribution to Plan 21-24 - The Promise, specifically in relation to supporting the workforce.


If you are interested in joining or finding out more information, please contact