Two competitions recognising the contribution of Scottish social workers to merge

Two competitions which recognised the contributions of social workers and social care workers in Scotland are to merge, it has been announced.

The Scottish Social Services Awards (run by the SSSC) and Scottish Association of Social Work Awards (run by SASW) will now be known as the Scottish Social Services Awards and will open for nominations on Monday 13th January 2020.

The new partnership will see categories introduced for a Social Worker and Student Social Worker of the Year.

Other changes also include updated categories about ethical practice from the Scottish Social Services Council and leadership in social work from Social Work Scotland.

To mark the merger the ceremony will take place at a new venue in Edinburgh. Finalists and guests will be invited to a special evening event due to take place at The Hub (pictured) on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile from 6pm on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

The full list of categories and entry guidance can be viewed at alongside some handy hints and tips and former winning entries.

People have until the 21st February 2020 to enter or nominate an individual or team for an award.

Picture (c) The Hub, Edinburgh.