History

Community social work in Scotland

A critical history, fifty years after the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968

Mother living with her children in an overcrowded single end tenement flat Glasgow
A critical history of community social work, fifty years after the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

The Canadian "Home Children": a case study in the digitisation of social work heritage material

A childrens travelling trunk

Social work and social welfare services in the developed world have a rich, if relatively recent, history with origins in the social upheavals associated with rapid industrialization and urbanization during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There is a regular flow of scholarly work analysing historical trends in the policies and practices of social welfare agencies.

Knowledge for practice

Ian Watson from the Scottish Institute for Excellence in Social Work Education and Nada Savitch from the Social Care Institute for Excellence explain how they are working together to enable social care staff to access the knowledge they need.