What people are saying about WithScotland...
Malcolm Graham, Assistant Chief Constable, Major Crime and Public Protection, Police Scotland:
“Nothing reflects more on our likely future success as a nation, than our desire and ability to protect the children of Scotland today. WithScotland provides an essential opportunity to make links across services, highlights expertise and encourages innovations which will improve understanding and practice on the ground in this critically important area.”
Professor Alison Bowes, Head of School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling
“The work of WithScotland is important to the University of Stirling’s strategic priorities in research and knowledge exchange and the University’s ambition to undertake research which makes a real difference to people’s lives. WithScotland demonstrates the value of research and practice working closely together and we’re delighted to continue to host the organisation here at the University.”
Tam Baillie, Scotland's Commisioner for Children and Young People
"WithScotland provide a vital point of reference for those involved with protecting children. It is important that we have a trusted source of information, research and expertise in this most challenging of fields as we strive to improve practice and in doing so, better protect our children".
Councillor Stephanie Primrose, Elected Member, East Ayrshire Council, representing COSLA:
“I am delighted to have been Chair of the WithScotland Steering Group during the last year. I have seen first-hand the commitment and creativity shown by the team in developing a national resource for Scotland to help protect children and adults at risk of harm”.
Ross Drummond, Child Protection Inter Agency Coordinator, Perth and Kinross Council:
“Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee members and partner agencies find the monthly newsletter a helpful concise resource, a single electronic gateway to further learning”.
Fiona Sherwood-Johnson, Social Work Lecturer, University of Stirling
"WithScotland hosts the National Adult Protection Co-ordinator and is a key resource for bringing together knowledge and expertise about child protection and adult support and protection in Scotland. Our Continuing Professional Development teaching about adult support and protection here at the University of Stirling has been greatly enhanced by contributions from WithScotland".
Bob Driscoll, CSWO and Chair of Child Protection Sub Group
"WithScotland is a key partner in helping to ensure that social work staff remain competent and confident in providing modern and effective services for children and families. The national and international perspectives and the practical support that WithScotland provides for social work practitioners and managers continues to offer a unique contribution and is a service about which Scotland should be proud".