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National Care Service Bill Engagement Sessions

SASW is hosting a series of online discussion events throughout summer on the National Care Service Bill.

There will be an opportunity to learn more about the National Care Service Bill, ask questions, put forward your views and hear feedback from others. 

While the Bill is currently a framework, it’s critical that we start gathering thoughts from the social work profession to develop a plan for how we want the legislation to take shape. This includes identifying areas of concern and suggesting possible changes. The easier it will then be for us to work constructively with the Scottish Government and MSPs to strengthen this Bill for social work as it proceeds through parliament.

To attend any of the following sessions, please contact our Policy Officer on

Thursday 14 July, 1.00-2.00pm

Thursday 14 July, 6.00-7.00pm

Wednesday 17 August, 1.00-2.00pm

Wednesday 17 August, 6.00-7.00pm

Wednesday 31 August, 1.00-2.00pm

Wednesday 31 August, 6.00-7.00pm

The Scottish Government is also running public engagement sessions. SASW will attend but we would also encourage members to join too. The sessions are specifically for those with experience of care services, whether they are people accessing care and support, their families and unpaid carers, or the social services workforce and providers.

You can register for the following dates:

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the NCS Bill with SASW, or to provide written feedback, please contact our Policy Officer.