SASW | Scotland Blog
Tuesday 21 March 2017, World SW Day, saw the 10th anniversary of our SASW Awards. This article is an impression of the event by David Mitchell, PSW Scotland contributing editor.
26th March 2017
Gerry Nosowska explains the importance of social work to good end of life care.
24th March 2016
BASW elections – Vice Chair Maggie Mellon reflects on her time in office
13th February 2016
BASW vice chair Maggie Mellon explains why social workers should join their professional association.
13th August 2015
2nd November 2014
1st October 2014
10th September 2014
31st August 2014
28th May 2014
SASW's monthly report of events, activities and developments in social work in Scotland
17th April 2014
20th March 2014
SASW's UK report for the March issue of PSW, featuring a range of issues the Association has been engaged in over the past few weeks, as well as things that are coming up soon.
17th February 2014
SASW's UK report for the February issue of PSW, featuring a range of issues the Association has been engaged in over the past few weeks, as well as things that are coming up soon.
17th January 2014
5th December 2013
SASW has received assurances from South Ayrshire council that parents struggling with 'bedroom tax' arrears are not being threatened with having their children removed, following a Daily Record article about letters being received by some claimants. Responding to the article, Scots council chiefs threaten to evict struggling parents over bedroom tax arrears.. AND report them to Children's Services (2 November), SASW Manager Trisha Hall has spoken to Executive Director of Care Services, Harry Garland, a former BASW member, who has explained that the intention was to support parents in need but that a review of the correspondence would be undertaken.
8th November 2013
As the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) publishes its annual report and statistics, SASW Manager Trisha Hall assesses what the findings say about social work.
6th November 2013
The long awaited legislation to create integrated service provision is now with the Parliament and the Health Committee has asked for initial written evidence by 2 August. SASW will be preparing its submission in the last week in July so your thoughts and ideas would be greatly appreciated. While many sectors are already planning for services that are integrated across disciplines, it will be very important for the detail of the legislation to be right so that the people who use services get the best possible provision.
5th July 2013
The month before the school summer holidays always seems a busy time as we try and clear our desks to take that much needed recreation time before the Autumn settles in, which as gardening books will tell you starts in August in Scotland.
21st May 2013
SASW Scotland BASW Uk Report May April 2013 Annual Members Meeting MHO Study Day Legislation and policy developments
19th April 2013
19th December 2012
Following a successful campaign to take down a number of online hate sites ‘naming and shaming’ social workers and family court judges engaged in the protection of vulnerable children, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and its trade union arm the Social Workers Union (SWU) is asking for these professionals to receive the same concern from the police as recent high profile figures.
3rd October 2012
SASW's Tim Parkinson offers a round up of events related to the Scottish Association of Social Work and the wider profession over recent weeks.
20th July 2012
BASW member Janet Foulds has written a Guardian blog "Child grooming – what social workers should know".
21st May 2012