Alison has been involved in social work for nearly thirty years working with and for children in residential care, people with physical disability and sensory needs and people in the justice system.   She is currently seconded from the Care Inspectorate to Social Work Scotland to work with Scottish Government, Scottish Prison Service and the health and social care partnerships to develop integrated health and social care in prisons. During her career she has managed social work and social care teams as well as policy, information governance and analytic services. She brings a knowledge of scrutiny and programme management, a keen interest in the development of a sustainable voluntary sector and a passion for great quality services that promote social justice.