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GUEST BLOG: 10 REASONS TO APPLY

GUEST BLOG: 10 REASONS TO APPLY

“Yes, I did see the Social Services Awards, but don’t really have time….” Trisha Hall, National Director for SASW, lists 10 reasons why you need to make that time. It is never about one person or one team. The spotlight that is temporarily on a winner also shines on...

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GUEST BLOG: IONA COLVIN, CHIEF SOCIAL WORK ADVISER

GUEST BLOG: IONA COLVIN, CHIEF SOCIAL WORK ADVISER

I’m pleased to announce that nominations for the the Scottish Social Services Awards 2019 are now open.  The Awards are about recognising and valuing the life changing work being carried out daily by thousands of people working across the social services sector.  

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GUEST BLOG: DONALD MACASKILL, SCOTTISH CARE

GUEST BLOG: DONALD MACASKILL, SCOTTISH CARE

At times we have an annoying habit in Scotland of not celebrating what we are good at and not valuing those who do amazing things. We suffer from the “I kent his faither” or the “Don’t get too big for your boots” syndrome where we limit individuals because we know...

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SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR SSSA18

The shortlist for the 2018 Scottish Social Services Awards is now available. The awards attracted over 100 applications nationwide representing a diverse mix of social services that have made a positive difference to people’s lives. This year’s special policy focus...

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GUEST BLOG FROM JANE DEVINE, DIRECTOR, SOCIAL WORK SCOTLAND

How many times have you looked at the winners of an award and thought: we do that. You might even have thought: we do that a bit better. I have lost count of the number of people who say similar things and some people reading this blog will be those people. Thing is,...

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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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