The service was launched in July 2020, and was developed in direct response to the COVID 19 Pandemic, by social workers for social workers. The SWPSS service has been developed in partnership with BASW and Strengthening Practice and has grown from strength to strength across the UK and more recently welcomed an extension of the Service to all social workers in Scotland and Wales, thanks to funding by the Scottish and Welsh Governments.

This is proving to be a valuable and positive resource created by the skill, dedication and kindness of the social work profession in caring for those that care. We encourage you to explore, use and interact with these resources to support you and the wider social work community keep well and strong.

What's included in the pack?

We have gathered together in a Communication Pack some key resources ready to be shared, downloaded, printed or viewed providing you with key information about the Social Work Professional Support Service. Together they work to provide you with clear and vibrant materials to showcase this valuable service provided by peers for their peers.

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Download Guide

  • What is it ?
  • Who is it for?
  • What are the benefits? and
  • How to access

Communication pack slides

Download Slides

Here is where you will find a short PowerPoint presentation that can be used provide information in a shared virtual or face to face space to learn about and promote the service.

SWPSS video

Here is where you can access and present a short video that can be used to learn about and promote the service. Use it at events, as part of a presentation and on social media to complement and enhance key messages and information about this invaluable service.