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GUEST BLOG FROM ANNA FOWLIE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SSSC

After the success of the first one earlier this year, I know the Scottish Social Services Awards 2018 will be a great event.  And it's more than that - it's a great platform to showcase the exceptional talent of our workforce. I was hugely impressed by the entries for...

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GUEST BLOG FROM IONA COLVIN, CHIEF SOCIAL WORK ADVISER

I’m delighted that the Scottish Social Services Awards will continue for 2018. The Awards are about recognising and valuing the life changing work being carried out daily by the tens of thousands of people working across the social services sector. You only have to...

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SCOTTISH SOCIAL SERVICES AWARDS 2018 NOW OPEN

Nominations for the Scottish Social Services Awards #SSS18 officially open today (Monday 20 November 2017), inviting entries from the best in social services. It features a new special policy focus award to recognise excellence in Children’s Services and to mark 2018...

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CELEBRATING THE FIRST SCOTTISH SOCIAL SERVICES AWARDS

WED 28 JUNE 2017 The Social Work Services Strategic Forum would like to thank everyone who helped to make the very first awards a huge success. From the 155 organisations, teams and individuals who entered, to the final ten winners, everyone has made a valuable...

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SCOTLAND’S SOCIAL SERVICES RECOGNISED AT NEW AWARDS

Scotland’s social services have been honoured for their outstanding commitment to improving lives for the people they support at the inaugural Scottish Social Services Awards. Introduced by the Scottish Social Services Forum the awards cut across boundaries, celebrate...

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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

It’s almost time to welcome our nominees to Crieff Hydro for the inaugural Scottish Social Services Awards.  31 shortlisted entrants from across the country will battle it out for the top prizes. The ten awards up for grabs are:Living the Codes: - Bright Sparks - An...

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SCOTTISH SOCIAL SERVICES AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

The Scottish Social Services Awards shortlist is now available announcing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide. It includes a mix of individuals, teams and organisations working in social services for a range of third sector...

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HIGHLY COMMENDED SCOTTISH SOCIAL SERVICE AWARDS ENTRIES

The Scottish Social Services Awards received 155 entries within its launch year. The judges were impressed with the number and quality of entries.  But, with only 31 able to be shortlisted, they had a tough job on their hands selecting just a few for the final...

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GUEST BLOG FROM SHARED CARE SCOTLAND

With an estimated 750,000 unpaid carers in Scotland, the value of the role they fulfil not just to those they care for, but more broadly in Scotland, cannot be underestimated. Anyone can become a carer at any time, and at any age – from a young child to the very...

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GUEST BLOG FROM ANNA FOWLIE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE AT SSSC

It was with a heavy heart that I said goodbye to the Care Accolades a couple of years ago, so I'm really pleased to see the phoenix of the Scottish Social Services Awards emerge. As the lead for the Workforce strand of the Vision and Strategy, I'm delighted that there...

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GUEST BLOG FROM JANE DEVINE, DIRECTOR AT SOCIAL WORK SCOTLAND

Straight Talking   I have been involved in a number of awards ceremonies in the past 10 years: I’ve been a judge; I’ve supported projects or people through the application process; I’ve written and upheld criteria; and I’ve attended ceremonies.   Two things have been...

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LAUNCH OF SCOTTISH SOCIAL SERVICES AWARDS

‘Putting your head above the parapet’ and ‘silo busting’ are two of the categories in the new Scottish Social Services Awards, launched today. Highlighting the commitment of the people in this sector, the awards acknowledge innovation, joined up thinking and a...

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GUEST BLOG FROM ALAN BAIRD, CHIEF SOCIAL WORK ADVISOR

The new year might only be two weeks old, but plans are already progressing at a pace to celebrate the incredible work undertaken by the social service sector. A key event this year to recognise and celebrate the work and achievements of the workforce, will be...

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