Scotland - Social Services Expo & Conference 2013 to mark World Social Work Day

World Social Work Day 2013 - Scotland

 

Stand up or be 'obliterated' Scottish social workers warned on World Social Work Day
Social workers could be “obliterated off the map in the UK” if the profession does not show its worth.

The message came from practitioners attending the Social Services Expo & Conference in Edinburgh, with many expressing fears over increasing privatisation and the drive to integrate health and social care.

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Welfare reform 'tsunami' calls for us to be good neighbours says Scottish social services head
A new form of Neighbourhood Watch is needed to look out for the most vulnerable as they are hit by a “tsunami” of welfare reform, one of Scotland’s leading social services directors warned.

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SASW Awards honour superb social work practice
Tribute was paid to the “life changing” work of social workers at the Scottish Association of Social Work Awards yesterday.

Hundreds of invited guests gathered at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh to recognise the skills and professionalism of frontline practitioners nominated in three categories – student of the year, residential care worker of the year and social worker of the year.

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Scotland’s children’s minister uses SASW event to attack welfare reforms
Scotland’s children’s minister Aileen Campbell used the Scottish Association of Social Work’s (SASW’s) annual awards event to call on Prime Minister David Cameron to rethink welfare reforms, which she said will unfairly impact upon the most vulnerable.

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SASW says welfare reforms are stigmatising the most vulnerable
Vulnerable people are being “stigmatised” by welfare reforms supported by a public that does not understand their implications, social workers warned at a Social Services Expo & Conference held in Edinburgh.

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Published : 19th March 2013*

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