October Question of the Month
Share your views on issues that affect you in our new Question of the Month"...
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week in the first of our new weekly roundups.
Celebrate Book Week Scotland with SASW
Join the SASW team as we explore the changing landscape of social work through poetry and writing as part of Book Week Scotland
Celebrating Rural Social Work
We would like to build on the relationships, network and knowledge we have generated collectively as a community of rural social workers. However, to do so, and do so well, we need your help.
National Care Service: Your Views
Share your views in our survey on the future of adult social care in Scotland.
Challenge Poverty: reflections from my practice
Lindsey Young, Mental Health Officer and SASW Committee Member, reflects on her past social work practice and what she has learned when supporting people living in poverty.
Port in the storm: poverty aware social work in the pandemic
Mark Hardy, children and families social worker and PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, shares his views on how social workers can practice in a poverty aware way during the covid-19 pandemic.
"Poverty is a very real problem. The people experiencing it, are not"
Jude Currie, Chair of our Committee, shares her views on how social workers can best support those living in poverty.
Challenge Poverty Week
Find out what the team in Scotland are doing as part of Challenge Poverty Week 2020.
Deputy Chief Social Work Adviser with Scottish Government
The Scottish Government is recruiting for a 24 month secondment for the position of Deputy Chief Social Work Advisor.
Secondee Opportunity Scottish Government: Age of Criminal Responsibility
The Scottish Government is recruiting for a Professional Adviser Secondment as part of the Age of Criminal Responsibility Implementation Team.
SASW Position Statement: Schedule 9 UK Coronavirus Act Equalities & Human Rights Evidence Session
Read our position statement on Schedule 9 of the UK Coronavirus Act, delivered at the Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee evidence session...
Social Work's Place in Emergencies and Disasters
BASW's "Social Work's Place in Emergencies and Disasters" Special Interest Group, Chaired by Professor Lena Dominelli, is looking for Scottish members...
Letter to Ash Denham, Minister for Community Safety, Stage 3 Children (Scotland) Bill
Read our letter to Ash Denham, Minister for Community Safety, urging her to support an amendment that will ensure only social workers can be child welfare reporters.
Call for Interview Participants for Postdoctoral Research
Postdoctoral researcher Shruti Chaudhry is looking for social workers to interview as part of her research into older people of South Asian origin in Scotland.
BASW expresses pledges of support for the adult social care sector
BASW is writing to a wide range of adult social care charities, providers and other organisations across the UK, to express pledges of support for the sector.
Interested in research? BASW is calling for member involvement in analysis of social work during Covid survey
BASW is asking for members to volunteer to be part of the team that oversees the analysis of the survey.
Scottish Parliament Committee launches inquiry into impact of covid-19 on human rights
The Equalities and Human Rights Committee have launched an inquiry into how Covid-19 has disproportionately affected the human rights of certain groups and individuals.
Help us tackle homelessness
Share your views and expertise and play you part in eradicating homelessness across Scotland.
Recognition Matter is a knowledge exchange project led by six women who have shared perspectives on child welfare and protection.
SASW Briefing to Justice Committee on Stage 2 Children (Scotland) Bill
Read our briefing to the Justice Committee on Stage 2 of the Children (Scotland) Bill.
A message from our new Chair, Jude Currie
New Scotland Committee Chair, Jude Currie, shares what social work means to her and what she wants to achieve in her new role.
"Eventually, the abuse got too much and I was able to escape my partner"
We asked domestic abuse survivors what they would like to see social work doing more of, as part of the launch of our domestic abuse practice guidance.
Domestic Abuse and Child Welfare: A Practice Guide for Social Workers
This guide aims to support social workers in Scotland to respond effectively to domestic abuse, with a particular focus on situations where children are involved.
Support for families in the Perinatal Period in the context of COVID-19
A list of helpful resources and advice for social workers working in perinatal mental health during COVID-19.
SASW welcomes new Chair and Members to National Standing Committee
SASW welcomes new Chair and committee members to National Standing Committee for 2020.
Weathering the Storm: How can social workers maintain their emotional resilience during the coronavirus pandemic?
Social worker and PhD student Sarah Rose shares tips on how social workers can maintain their emotional resilience during the coronavirus crisis.
Scottish Association of Social Work Briefing to MSPs on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill
Read our briefing to MSPs raising our key concerns in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill.
Scottish Association of Social Work pens open letter to Scottish Government
Read the letter sent to Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport and Minister for Children and Young People on behalf of members.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
An update on activities relating to coronavirus COVID-19 for members in Scotland.
Scottish Association of Social Work responds to draft coronavirus bill
Statement from the Scottish Association of Social Work on the draft coronavirus bill.
COVID-19: Information and Guidance for Social or Community Care and Residential Settings
Updated COVID-19 guidance from Health Protection Scotland for Social or Community and Residential Settings.
COVID-19: Information and Guidance for Non-Healthcare Settings in Scotland
SASW wishes strength and calm to all our members and partners across the sector for the coming time of challenge. SASW has shared an update following the Government decision to move its responce to...
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...
SASW Blog: Update from National Director
Read the first blog post from our National Director, Alistair Brown, who updates members on our work over the last year.
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