Inspectorate head in Scotland cleared of bullying allegations

The head of the Social Work Services Inspecorate has been
cleared of bullying allegations contained in an anonymous letter to
the Scottish executive, writes Nicola

There was also a claim that Angus Skinner had failed to make an
effective contribution to social work policy and practice.

Earlier this year, the Association of Directors of Social
Work demanded a thorough investigation into the allegations that
Skinner had physically and verbally abused inspectorate staff.

But Jim Dickie, ADSW president , said he had full confidence in
the investigation’s findings: “The Scottish executive inquiry
has brought this matter to a conclusion, and I have every
confidence in its integrity.”

An executive spokesperson said: “Allegations made against Angus
Skinner, Social Work Inspectorate Chief, have been fully
investigated and nothing has been found to substantiate the

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