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An evidence summary on social work with unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people in Scotland.
Final call for nominations for the 2020 Scottish Social Services Awards.
Independent Care Review reports published to deliver lasting change in Scotland's care system.

Three things: Supportive approaches

An approach that offers space for a group of people to collaboratively explore ideas and ask rich and meaningful questions of each other.
A series of cards that can support you to facilitate difficult discussions and decisions.
Draws on the theory and practice of appreciative inquiry, focusing particularly on recent examples from health and social care in Scotland.

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11 Feb 2020
KOR Records is an independent record label that creates music projects for young people with additional support needs and releases their output. Michael McEwan interviews Geraldine Heaney about the…
22 Jan 2020
Humans of Scotland is a campaign that highlights the voices of those with long term conditions, disabilities and those who are unpaid carers. Michael McEwan interviews Angela Millar, the campaign…
14 Jan 2020
An interview with Alistair Brown, National Director of the Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW).  Alistair grew up in Falkirk and has been practising in Scotland in statutory roles and as a…
10 Dec 2019
Michael McEwan interviews Michael Byrne, the founder of LETS (Lived Experience Trauma Support) and author of Poems From A Mod: My Journey Through Trauma, Recovery And Survival.  Michael was…