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Laughter Club

Please see information here: ELC Laughter Club flier A4 Pilot 1704; the service is open to all carers in Edinburgh.


Asian Network on Ageing

Details of a seminar being held this Friday are available here: Asian Network on Ageing Workshop flyer

It is sponsored by the University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science student-led special project fund.

The seminar will present an opportunity to build on a workshop which was held earlier this year in Sheffield to launch the Network. It will encourage participation from those with an interest in Ageing in Asia. It will highlight the overall global position and then focus on the position and related studies in Asia. Latterly it will agree on how the Network might function in the future and how the membership might be expanded.

Redesigning Community Justice

Remember way back when in 2013 when the ELPF put in a response to the Scottish Government Consultation on the Resesign of Community Justice Services in Scotland? Well, there’s now a proposal and, if you’re interested, you can read it here


Call for nominations – get in touch!

The ELPF has been asked to nominate 6 of its members from CJ/H&SC and 6 members from C&F to attend the following event: KIP Implementation Planning Conversation – Aims and agenda 26-Feb-13 final

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 February from 10am – 1.15pm and will give us an opportunity to feed into planning for the national implementation of Knowledge into Practice strategy for social services.

If you would like to attend (after discussion with your line manager) please get in touch via and I will pass your name on. Bear in mind we have 12 places in total so not everyone may be able to go.


Has J K Rowling created the best ever fictional social worker?

For the literati amongst you – have you read JK’s latest book and is it an advert for social work?

See article: Has J K Rowling created the best ever fictional social worker? – The Children’s Services Blog


The  Scottish Government has temporarily shelved plans, as detailed in this article in Scotland on Sunday, for minimum pricing of alcohol. What do you think about this issue?

This article discusses additional taxation for super-strength alcohol products. Could it work?

I like a good debate so feel free to leave a comment on what you think about this issue.

*UPDATE* new article realting to a Canadian study viewable here

This post has been edited from its original form,  22.10.2012

Family Crisis and Coalition Cuts

I spied this article in the Guardian today: Social Workers forced to focus on family crises due to coalition cuts, study says

Does anyone have an opinion on this? A copy of the study itself is available here: Families on the Frontline: local spending on children’s services in austerity


How much time do you spend face to face with service users?

A new survey by Liquid Personnel reveals social workers spend just 15% of their time doing face to face work with service users and are working longer hours.
What’s your experience?

To read the full article, click here.


NSPCC/BASW Serious Case Review Survey

The NSPCC and BASW have teamed up to get your views on Serious/Significant Case Reviews. You can give feedback on how Significant Case Reviews are used to learn from child death tragedies and inform practice in Scotland by completing the online survey


Do you know a great social worker?

Nominations are open for SASW’s Social Work Awards. You can nominate for Social Worker of the Year, Residential Care Worker of the Year and Student Social Worker of the Year.

SASW Social Work Awards

Next ELPF meeting (European Room, City Chambers)May 13th, 2014
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