The Miscellaneous Provisions Act of 1991 restructured the funding of probation and criminal justice social work in Scotland. The revenue support element to local government was withdrawn and centralised. Therafter, local government continued to provide the service, but it was funded through Social Work Services Group in Scottish government.
SWSG took responsibility for specialist training of criminal justice social work and funded a Master's degree in Criminal Justice Social Work at Edinburgh University in 1992 under the directorship of Bill Whyte. This ran until 2008.
See: Social Work Services Group (SWSG) (1991) National objectives and standards for social work services in the criminal justice system. Edinburgh: The Scottish Office.