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13 Jan 2020

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Scottish Social Services Awards 2020 – entries now open

Celebrate the great work taking place in social services with the Scottish Social Services Awards 2020.

Do you know someone who has gone the extra mile in delivering excellent social services?


The 2020 Scottish Social Services Awards opened for nominations today (13 January 2020).

The awards celebrate the work of Scottish Social Services and the individuals teams and organisations making a positive difference to people’s lives.

So, whether it’s you, your team or someone you know, this is your chance to recognise those who go above and beyond to deliver the best in social care.

This year the awards are merging with the Scottish Association of Social Work Awards. The new partnership will see categories introduced for a Social Worker and Student Social Worker of the Year.

Other changes include an updated category about ethical practice from the Scottish Social Services Council and leadership in social work from Social Work Scotland.

To mark the merger the ceremony will move to a new venue in Edinburgh. Finalists and guests will be invited to a special evening event at The Hub on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

Nominations must be made by 6pm on February 21, so don’t delay. Let us know who you would like to see acknowledged for their efforts.

Who can enter?

The organisers are looking for entries from people working in social services across Scotland and you can look at previous winners’ films and entries to help plan yours. You can enter yourself or nominate others, but you must have their permission. If you’re entering as an individual, you must have permission from your organisation.

There are 10 categories to choose from. Take a look at the categories and hints and tips for entering here.

The timeline

Awards open – 13 January 2020

Entry deadline – 6pm 21 February 2020

Shortlist announced – 7 April 2020

Filming of shortlisted applications – April/May 2020

Awards ceremony and winners announced – 3 June 2020

If you are experiencing problems with the online entry form or have any questions about the entry process please contact

The ceremony

The awards ceremony will take place at The Hub, Royal Mile, Edinburgh from 6pm on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

Contact information

Sandra Wilson
Communications Officer
Scottish Social Services Council