A year-long independent review will take a “fundamental
look” at social work, the Scottish executive announced last
Peter Peacock, minister for education and young people, said the
review had been established to help “define the future role
for social work and social workers” in Scotland.
It will look at the role of social work, leadership and
management, quality assurance and how best to deliver services, and
whether the current legislative framework is still suitable.
The review will be known as the 21st Century Social Work and
“will work with a range of interests including service users
and carers, front-line staff, employers and unions, to define
social workers’ role and establish how best social work can
contribute to modern integrated services,” Peacock said.
The review has been set up as part of the Scottish
executive’s response to the Borders abuse report published in