Learning at Work week is an annual event in May. It aims to to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work. This year it takes place from 15th-21st May and the theme is 'Curious & Creative'.

ScOPT are running a series of articles on the website to tie in with Learning at Work week, as well as highlighting appropriate resources each day. There will be more articles throughout the week so keep an eye out.

Following on from Jon Bolton's post about law, here is a list of useful resources. There will be more articles throughout the week so keep an eye out.

Social work and the law


See resources on ScOPTbox tagged with LAW

Scottish Legislation

Current Bills before the Scottish Parliament

How are laws passed?
Useful website that explains the different stages of the law-making process

Scottish Parliament Research Briefings

People and Communities
Coverage includes: asylum, census, charities, children, children’s services, death, divorce, elderly, families, immigration, marriage, nationality, population, poverty, property, religion, social care, social inclusion, social services

Social Security
Coverage includes: Personal Independence Payments, Carers Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Discretionary Housing Payments, Scottish Welfare Fund, Maternity Grants and Winter Fuel Payments

Care Inspectorate - Hub
Policy and Legislation

Social Care and the Law in Scotland
Siobhan Maclean, Mark Shiner and Ros Surtees (2015)
Kirwin Maclean Associates Ltd
ISBN 9781903575918

Governance for quality social care in Scotland
Social Work Scotland


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