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PE1993: Reform the financial support for social work students on work placements

Petition Summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure social work students have access to adequate financial support during their studies by:

1) Providing bursaries to all third and fourth year undergraduate social work students on work placements.

2) Reforming the assessment criteria and adequately funding the bursaries for postgraduate social work students on work placements.

Petitioner: David Grimm and Lucy Challoner

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 06 December 2022

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration

20 December 2023: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Social Services Council and the Minister for Higher and Further Education. 

Official Report of Meeting 20 December 2023