The Chief Social Work Officer 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. The reports can be found on Council websites.
Iriss is funded by the Office of The Chief Social Work Adviser, Scottish Government to undertake analysis and produce an overview of the CSWO annual reports.
This summary is intended to highlight key themes drawn from the 30 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.