The Scottish Government have announced a new work plan to ensure there is a trauma responsive social work service in Scotland. 

The update has been added to the Government's Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Factsheet. 

The workplan will aim to 

  • ensure relevant breadth and depth of trauma knowledge and skills are embedded into social work education and the forthcoming Newly Qualified Social Worker Mandatory Supported Year and Advanced Practice Framework for social work
  • improve access to all appropriate levels of trauma training for social work services
  • promote current resources to social work workforce
  • establish an implementation support team to deliver a cohesive programme for the social work workforce, including support for operational middle and front line social work leaders
  • continue to draw on the expertise of those with lived experience of care and trauma to deliver the plan
  • ensure evaluation of all aspects of this programme of work
  • build sustainability into the programme through a range of actions, including development of train the trainers infrastructure relevant to the social work workforce

For further information you can contact the Trauma Responsive Social Work Services team at [email protected].