Social care in Scotland

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Social care in Scotland encompasses social work; care home services in the community for adults, children and young people; and services for young children, including nurseries and after-school care clubs.

As of 2016 there are approximately 203,200 people employed within social services in the country.[1]

A community building project, Older People for Older People, resulted in a film being made in 2010 about how older people's skills were used in Ardersier to assist other older people.[2]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Davis, Roger (2011). Social work and the law in Scotland (2nd ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230276314. 
  • Guthrie, Tom (2009). Social work law in Scotland (3rd ed.). Haywards Heath: Tottel. ISBN 9781847661654. 
  • Mooney, ed. by Gerry; Scott, Gill (2005). Exploring social policy in the 'new' Scotland. Bristol: Policy Press. ISBN 9781861345943. 
  • Mooney, Gerry; Scott, Gill (2012). Social justice and social policy in Scotland. Bristol: Policy. p. 281. ISBN 9781847427021. 

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