Social Work Scotland - the creation of a new leadership organisation
Following a yearlong review of ADSW, members of the association voted last week to establish Social Work Scotland, a new leadership body for Social Work. The new organisation will be officially launched at the annual conference and exhibition in June.
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Annual Conference 2014 programme published
The themes of the 2014 conference will focus on co-production and leadership. No matter whether you are running or managing a service or recieving it, or caring for someone who does, we all have to be leaders, in our own way.
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Kay Carmichael Travel Award 2014 - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO APRIL
The award offers an exciting opportunity for social work practitioners across Scotland to travel abroad to look at social work practice in other countries.
ADSW supports the principle of protection for Independent Living Fund users
ADSW submits its response to the Consultation on the future use of resources devolved following the UK Government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund (August-November 2013)
15 minutes can be all an elderly person needs
Sandy Riddell, President of ADSW comments on 15 minute care visits
Fifteen minute care visits are not wrong. We need to focus on what is achieved for a person who needs support, not the length of time they are supported for. Read more..
Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland) Bill
ADSW submits its response to the call for written evidence from Parliament on the Bill. The response focuses on the fact that better outcomes for individuals must be at the centre of change.
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ADSW's response to the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill
Today ADSW submitted their written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill
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Code of practice for Independent Living Fund published
The Independent Living Fund (ILF), the Association of Directors of Social Work (ADSW), and the Scottish Government are pleased to announce the publication of a joint code of practice. The code aims to enhance the effective delivery of the ILF’s transfer review programme to best support ILF users throughout the transition of their support to new arrangements from 1 April 2015. Developed in partnership with local authorities and disabled people and their organisations, the code sets out ten key principles to underpin partnership working between the ILF and local authorities in Scotland. The code underlines a clear commitment to the principles of personalisation and outcome focused independent living support. More..
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ADSW submits response to the consultation on Self- directed Support guidance
ADSW has submitted its response to the Scottish Government consultation on Social Care (Self Directed Support) Act 2013 - Regulations and Guidance. This is a public consultation which looks at the draft statutory guidance to accompany the Social Care (self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013
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