Calum Campbell

Calum Campbell
Job title
Digital Social Work Policy and Practice Advisor, Social Work Scotland

The Digital Social Care Programmes and Social Work Scotland partner, Calum Campbell, provides a vital link into Social Work Scotland's digital programme. 

Alongside his work focussed on Near Me in Social Work, Calum is also involved in developments related to: 

  • Further use of proactive digital telecare in practice  

  • The development of the Digital Front Door 

  • The implementation of the Health and Social Care Data Strategy 

  • The use of Virtual Reality in training social workers  

  • Exploring the role of digital within social work education 

  • Supporting the development of digital skills and capabilities of the social work profession  

  • Developing and facilitating regular webinars and seminars on the topic of digital in social work to raise the profile and encourage wider participation.  

  • Sharing of best practice with the aim to scale up and further embed more widely.   

  • Build on existing networks within social work leadership to create support and interest in the use of digital in social work practice 

Calum continues to make strong links with practice, exploring what digital solutions and innovations are currently in use, as well as supporting them to explore new solutions to support some of the issues currently facing the social work profession such as recruitment and retention of staff and more use of proactive and preventative approaches to care.  

Calum recently attended the European Social Services Conference in Malmö, Sweden. The conference is the annual flagship event of the European Social Network, and this year saw attendance from nearly 700 delegates from 40 countries across the world. The theme of the conference was how technology and digitalisation could be used to promote autonomy and inclusion in social services.  You can read his reflections on this event here