Postgraduate social work students will be able to benefit from reform to the bursaries system in Scotland after a Government announcement.
A group of neurodivergent social workers have started work on a new employers’ pledge to celebrate neurodiversity in the profession.
The Labour front bench have not even had the common courtesy to reply to repeated calls for help from social work students.
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Students have once again written to Ministers to ask for an update on progress and a meeting to discuss their proposals for reform.
We had hoped the Minister would promise to look into the issue but these warm words contained no promise to change the unfair bursaries system in England.
The Social Workers Union has submitted evidence to a formal review of student bursaries in Scotland to back campaigners calling for change.
Many social work students face unique levels of financial hardship as they are unable to work part-time while completing their studies.
Two social work students have been presented with special awards for their campaign to secure bursaries for students on placements in Scotland.