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    Standards in Social Work Education

    Find out more about the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE) and resources to support students, educators and organisations who are working with them.

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About the Standards in Social Work Education

The Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE) are the national standards all students qualifying in social work in Scotland are required to meet. We revised the SiSWE in 2018 following consultation with a wide range of stakeholders. From 2020 all universities providing social work programmes will be delivering courses based on the revised standards.

You can watch our video introduction to the revised standards which gives an overview of our website too.

Introduction to the revised SiSWE video

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How can we help?

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    Find resources to develop your knowledge of the SiSWE and link them to social work practice.

    Resources for students
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    Find tools to support students to reflect on their social work practice and evidence the SiSWE.

    Resources for educators
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    Learn about what needs to be in place in your organisation to support social work students to meet the SiSWE.

    Resources for organisations

Download your copy of the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE)

Download the SiSWE and Ethical Principles

SSSC Learning Zone

The SSSC Learning Zone has apps and resources to help social service workers and social workers develop their knowledge and skills.

Visit SSSC Learning Zone

Step Into Leadership

Good leadership skills are important for everyone involved in social work education. Step into Leadership has resources and information to help you develop your leadership skills.

Visit SSSC Step into Leadership

You can download a copy of the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE) and Ethical Principles below.

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