Connections for Wellbeing and Contact Framework

Social Work Scotland, in collaboration with SASW, Children's Hearings Scotland, CELCIS and others, produced this framework for decision-makers to ensure children in public care maintain connection with family during COVID-19.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) COVID-19 Guidance 

The Scottish Intercolleagiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has been publishing and hosting important national clinical guidance on COVID-19 for health and care practitioners in Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Government and other stakeholders. 

Support from Iriss during COVID-19

Iriss are offering responsive technical help to those working in social services during the pandemic, as well as publishing support, to help people as they adapt to making greater use of technology at this unprecedented time. 

National Wellbeing Hub for people working in Health and Social Care

The Hub is a partnership between national, local and professional bodies with a shared passion for looking after the emotional and psychological wellbeing of our country’s health and social services workers.

Guidance to help social workers respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The SSSC have produced an information hub to support social workers across all specialisms during COVID-19. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Safe and ethical social work practice

The Scottish Government have published guidance for social workers across all specialisms on home visits and direct contact interviews with service users during COVID-19. 

Support for families in the Perinatal Period in the context of COVID-19

A list of helpul resources for social workers working in the field of perinatal mental health during COVID-19. 

Help for Key Workers Scotland

The SASW team are developing a list of businesses and organisations offering discounted services and offers to key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National and International Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources from Iriss

This page provides Scottish, UK-wide and international resources that will support social services practitioners and employers. These resources includes guides and articles to keep you informed and help you manage through the Coronavirus crisis. 

COVID-19 Coronavirus Information Point for Children's Care and Protection 

CELCIS have published important guidance, information and resources for children in need of care and protection, their families, and those supporting them. 

SASW briefing to MSPs on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

Read the briefing we sent to MSPs outlining our key concerns in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill. 

Letter from Scottish Government on Supplementary National Childcare Guidance 

Read the letter to key professional groups from John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, Iona Colvin, Chief Social Work Adviser, Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer and Fiona McQueen Chief Nursing Officer. 

Letter from Scottish Government on social care key workers 

Read the letter to Local Authority Chief Executives, IJB Chief Officers, IJB Finance Officers and Chief Social Work Officers from the Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport, Jeane Freeman MSP and Councillor Stuart Currie, COSLA Health & Sport Spokesperson. 

SASW pens open letter to Scottish Government (dated 30th March 2020)

Read the open letter SASW has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman, MSP and the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd, MSP seeking clarity and support on 5 key areas for social workers during the coronavirus crisis. 

Coronavirus COVID-19 SASW Update (dated 25th March 2020)

An update on the latest activity the team in Scotland have been doing behind the scenes on behalf of members during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. 

SASW statement on the Coronavirus bill 

Read the press comment from SASW National Director, Alistair Brown in response to the Coronavirus Bill. 

COVID-19: Information and Guidance for Social or Community Care and Residential Settings (udpated 16th March 2020)

This guidance is to give advice about COVID-19 (previously known as novel coronavirus 2019) for those working in social or community care and residential settings.

Coronavirus COVID-19 SASW Update (dated 13th March 2020)

The response to the Covid-19 outbreak continues to move at pace. The COBRA 4 Nations meeting agreed to move from the Contain Phase to the Delay Phase, with a view to delaying the peak by a few weeks and reducing the severity of the peak by stretching it out over a longer period of time. 

COVID-19: Information and Guidance for Non-Healthcare Settings in Scotland (dated 13th March 2020)

Health Protection Scotland have published the following guidance for Home Visits (including Primary Care, Third-Sector and Volunteers)