Social work leadership during Covid-19

Published in News on 31 Mar 2021

Social Work Scotland has published two reports, one of which was produced by Iriss, that provide related perspectives on the same picture in social work: the realities of social work leadership through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two reports surface consistent themes about the paucity of resources, the strengths and challenges of the Chief Social Work Officer role, and the profession’s voice in health and social care. They also illustrate the breadth of issues social workers (and in particular CSWOs) are involved in; and the fact that, in many of those areas, major changes in policy, structures and practice are under discussion.