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Social Work Watch

UNISON have published their latest report: Social Work Watch – inside an average day in social work: How social work staff support and protect people, against all the odds.

In total, 1140 social workers took part, sharing the highs and lows of a working day on 29th April – an ordinary day in social work across the UK.

The report paints a picture of the incredibly difficult and diverse work UNISON members in social work do every day, and the toll it takes on family and personal lives. But it also highlights how much of a difference social workers make to the lives of children and adults going through difficult times.

If you are a UNISON member you should have the opportunity to get involved in this exercise again next year.

The SSSC Challenge – The social work degree in the 21st century

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Challenge opens at 7am on Friday 18 July 2014 and will be open for approximately three weeks. This is your opportunity to contribute ideas about how the social work degree can best deliver social workers who are fit for practice in the 21st century and become lifelong learners.
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Joint Improvement Team: Integrating for Better Outcomes

Please circulate this information throughout your networks as it applies specifically to the more remote and rural parts of Scotland:

Up to ten remote venues across Scotland will host a joint seminar, linked together by video conference, to share the best content and material from our original Integrating for Better Outcomes event held in Edinburgh on June 12th.

Please circulate the flyer widely across your networks. Note that numbers are restricted for each venue so we will be operating on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register please complete the electronic registration form and return it by email as detailed here: JIT – Remote Participation Event

Local Event for Front Line Staff – Meet the Minister and the Chief Social Work Advisor to the Government (7 August 2014)

The Office of The Chief Social Work Adviser (OCSWA) in Scottish Government is setting up a regional event in Edinburgh for the Minister for Children and Young People and the Chief Social Work Adviser to engage directly with front line social service workers. This is one of a series of 6 such Ministerial events across Scotland.

The purpose of these events is to start establishing more direct engagement between Scottish Government, in particular OCSWA, and front line workers from across the diverse spectrum of social services which should help:

• inform and shape a broader programme of activity being undertaken by OCSWA in 2014-2015 to strengthen the role of social services
• to better demonstrate the sector’s significant contribution to delivering a wide range of national outcomes
• to support the sector through a significant change agenda (integration, SDS, Children’s Services Bill)
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National Care Standards Consultation

Have you have experience of using care services? Either yourself or a family member? Would you be willing to share your opinions to help develop Care Standards for the future?

Social care is an integral part of many people’s lives. The National Care Standards were created in 2002 by the Scottish Government to give those accessing care a definitive list of what they should expect. The twenty three original care standards were developed with the underlying principles of dignity, privacy, choice and safety in mind. However, whilst the principles remain intact, the changes to the way that care services are planned, delivered and scrutinised means it is necessary for the Government to review the standards.
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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.

Ciara

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 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0044/00440516.pdf

Ciara

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 localpractitionerforum@edinburgh.gov.uk and I will pass your name on. Bear in mind we have 12 places in total so not everyone may be able to go.

Ciara

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


Next ELPF meeting (European Room, City Chambers)November 13th, 2014
13 days to go.

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