Chief Social Work Officers Annual Report Summary 2020-2021

Published on 30 Jun 2022

Iriss is funded by the Office of The Chief Social Work Adviser, Scottish Government to undertake analysis and produce an overview of the Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) reports.

This report provides a summary of the main areas covered in the CSWO Annual Reports 2020-21, with a particular focus on the pandemic, and a general overview of its effects on the social work landscape in Scotland.

The CSWO Annual Reports are a means of reporting to Councils on the delivery of social work services in their area, highlighting key activities, developments, and challenges. Analysis of CSWO Annual Reports is commissioned annually by the Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser resulting in the creation of this and previous summary reports. 

This summary is intended to highlight key themes drawn from the 32 CSWO reports received to improve understanding of performance, improvement and challenges being experienced across the sector. It is not intended to be an in-depth analysis of social services in Scotland.