Review of Mental Health Law in Scotland
A review is being carried out into the way mental health law is working in Scotland.
Scottish Association of Social Work in the Media
Watch, read and listen to National Director, Alistair Brown on the BBC.
Social workers need "resources and manageable workloads" to support Care Review findings, says Scottish Association of Social Work
SASW argue for resources and manageable caseloads for the social work workforce in Scotland, in response to the findings of the Independent Care Review.
Pride in Practice: Call for Presentations from Social Workers
Two-day Pride in Practice event calls for presentations from front line social workers.
Scottish Association of Social Work and Scottish Social Services Awards Merge
The SASW Social Work Awards have merged with the Scottish Social Services Awards.
Quarterly update from the Scotland Team
The SASW team share an update on what we have been doing for our members over the last 3 months
Scottish Government Review of Advance Payment Scheme
Scottish Government announces update on review of advance payment scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.
Do you know a social worker who has left the profession?
We are looking for social workers who have left or are considering leaving the profession to share their stories.
SASW response to call for views on Children (Scotland) Bill
Read SASW's views on the Children (Scotland) Bill, which makes changes to how disputes are settled when families break down...
Consultation on Independent Child Trafficking Guardians
The Scottish Government is consulting on the implementation of Section 11 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: the appointment and role of child trafficking guardians.
Justice Committee seeking views on family breakdown plans
The Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee is to put new proposals on managing disputes over children when families break down under the microscope...
Fund for charities and third sector to support people accessing benefits
The Scottish Government has announced a new 'Scottish Benefit Take-up Fund'...
Independent review of Learning Disability and Autism in the Mental Health Act
Share your views on Stage 3 of the Independent Review of Learning Disability and Autism in the Mental Health Act.
If Brexit really does mean Brexit, we deserve answers
Our Communications & Policy Officer, Emily Galloway, writes about the importance of evidence informing planning post-Brexit - and how a Private Members Bill could help make that happen for health...
Social workers using own money to buy food for service users
During Challenge Poverty Week, SASW are raising awareness of the impact of poverty on families - and the BASW Anti-Poverty Practice Guide.
SASW supports vote on giving children equal protection from assault
SASW supports the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill, which MSPs are due to vote on on Thursday 3rd October.
Repeal of Named Person Provision
The Scottish Government has announced that the Named Person and Child's Plan Proposals will no longer go ahead as planned...