SASW response to Programme for Government 2019-2020
Find out more about our three focus areas within the Programme for Government.
University of Edinburgh Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme
Opportunity for social work practitioners to collaborate with academics
SASW celebrates relationships in month long social media campaign
Throughout the month of September, the Relationships Matter campaign will feature mini-podcast interviews with previous SASW award winners and nominees
SASW condemn Serco evictions of asylum seekers in Glasgow
The Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) has condemned moves by Home Office contractor Serco to evict asylum seekers and refugees from properties in Glasgow
Julie-Ann Macqueen: Champion of One Parent Families
Read the obituary for Julie-Ann Macqueen, a key figure in Scottish Social Work.
SASW disappointed by failure to extend workplace parking levy exemption to social workers
Read the statement outlining our disappointment at the decision not to extend a national exemption to social workers as Stage 2 bill proceedings draw to a close.
"I've worked with care experienced young people for over 20 years and they have taught me everything I know"
Katie Matthews shares what it felt like to be nominated by one of the young people she works with for Social Worker of the Year back in March, and reflects on 'falling' into the profession...
"I enjoy empowering vulnerable people and supporting them to get their life back on track"
Our latest blog is from Edward McKim, who reflects on receiving a special recognition at the SASW Awards and on what inspired him to become a social worker.
BASW and SCIE survey on digital capabilities in social work
Take the survey now What is this survey about? Social workers in the UK use digital technologies and resources every day. But little is known about their overall experiences, knowledge, concerns and...
SASW statement on Care Inspectorate report into learning from Significant Case Reviews
Read our statement on the Care Inspectorate report, "Learning from significant case reviews - March 2015 to April 2018", which found that some agencies in Scotland didn't respond...
"It was an honour and a privilege to work with such courageous people"
Calum Glasgow reflects on the relationships he built on a placement that led him to winning Student Social Worker of the Year at the 12th Annual SASW Awards.
SASW gives evidence at Scottish Parliament committee on the workplace parking levy
SASW National Director Alistair Brown gave evidence at the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on the impact of the workplace parking levy on social workers and the people they work with.
"I was incredibly humbled, honoured and emotional at receiving the nomination"
Read the blog from Sarah McCulloch, nominee for Practice Teacher of the Year at the 12th Annual SASW Awards
SASW welcomes new National Director
Alistair Brown to take over the post of National Director of the Scotland Office as Trisha Hall retires after almost 6 years.
SASW statement on Troon murder victim Significant Case Review outcome
SASW statement on the outcome of the Significant Case Review into the murder of a woman in South Ayrshire.
SASW statement on West Dunbartonshire social work "crisis"
Read our statement on concerns raised by social workers in West Dunbartonshire council.
"Life-changing" social workers honoured at national ceremony
The awards ceremony took place on World Social Work Day (19th March) at the Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh. Speakers included Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd, MSP, who commended the “...
Awards countdown celebrates shortlisted nominations
SASW shares more about the nominees shortlisted for the 12th Annual SASW Social Work Awards on World Social Work Day 2019.
SASW calls on Scottish Government to exempt social workers from workplace parking levy
SASW has written to Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, urging the Scottish Government to exempt social workers from the parking tax.