Forthcoming Dates for ELPF

Dates for forthcoming Edinburgh Local Practitioner Forum meetings:

Thursday 30 November, 09:30-12:30, Venue to be confirmed

Agendas & Minutes

As always, if there is anything you would like raised via the ELPF please get in touch. Email: localpractitionerforum@edinburgh.gov.uk or contact us online.

We are also looking for a new co-chair so if you’d like to take the next step and organise a meeting, let us know!

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Next Meeting

Just a note to advise that the final meeting of 2017, originally scheduled for Thursday 30 November, has been cancelled.

We would be grateful if anyone with ideas for future meetings or format of the Forum would get in touch via localpractitionerforum@edinburgh.gov.uk. The current team of co-chairs have been in place for a number of years (8-10 in some cases!) and we would appreciate approaches from anyone interested in co-chairing the Forum, or simply proposing ideas for future meetings. The ELPF is your forum and needs your contributions!

Hate Crime Week

As part of Hate Crime Week, CEC employees can view the following article on the Orb/intranet.

http://newsbeat-edinburgh.tfemagazine.co.uk/autumn-2017/spotlight-on/hate-crime-week-3-restorative-justice

Hate Crime: Causes, Motivations, and Effective Interventions for Criminal Justice Social Work.

Rania Hamad, Senior Practitioner in Criminal Justice Social Work for the City of Edinburgh Council, has had her literature review published in the latest Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice e-bulletin. You can read her work here: http://www.cycj.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Hate-Crime-causes-and-motivations.pdf

Stronger for Social Work – SASW Seminar

SOCIAL WORKERS, SASW and the SSSC: STRONGER FOR SOCIAL WORK

Thursday 1st June 2017 The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow  Continue reading ‘Stronger for Social Work – SASW Seminar’

Would you like to get involved?

Many thanks to Linda Clark and Pamela Fotheringham from the SSSC for coming along to the ELPF meeting today. They will keep in touch regarding feedback given to them from practitioners today. Continue reading ‘Would you like to get involved?’

Community Justice Scotland

Community Justice Scotland are holding ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ across the country in May and June of this year, focusing on what we want justice to look like in Scotland. See here for more details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tickets-34458375930

Do you supervise social workers or occupational therapists?

If you do, you are invited to a practitioner engagement event themed on Supervision on 11 May 2017.

Improving Supervision In Social Work

11 May 2017, 10:00-15:00

Grassmarket Community Project,  86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA

‘Effective Supervision is the cornerstone of safe social work practice. There is no substitute for it’. [ Lord Laming in his Inquiry report into the death of Victoria Climbié (2003) ] Continue reading ‘Do you supervise social workers or occupational therapists?’

Just Us – Conversation Cafe

You are invited to attend a Just Us Conversation Café Event

When?
Friday 28th April (10am – 1.30pm)
Friday 12th May (10am – 1.30pm)
Monday 29th May (12.30pm – 4pm)

Where?
Walpole Hall
27 Chester Street
Edinburgh
EH3 7EN

Who are we?
Just Us is a group led by women who have experience of mental health issues and of being in the criminal justice system. This group is supported by Willow, which provides a range of services to women who have had involvement with the criminal justice system.

Just Us was awarded funding from See Me Scotland to raise awareness surrounding the stigma experienced by women who have mental health issues and criminal justice involvement.

What we are inviting you to?
The group has created a film which highlights the collective experiences of women who have mental health difficulties and criminal justice involvement.

The film will be showcased on the above dates, and will be introduced by Just Us who will present an overview about the work they have undertaken to date. You will be invited to participate in group discussion centering around the issues arising, and there will also be a research based presentation, which looks statistically and empirically at the known issues faced by women in the criminal justice system.

Please choose which event you would like to attend and reply to Anne.P.Hall@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Are you a newly qualified social worker?

The SSSC commissioned Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Dundee  in 2016 to conduct a 5-year longitudinal study of newly-qualified social workers (NQSWs) in Scotland. Social Work Scotland have endorsed the study.

If you’re a NQSW and you’ve not completed the survey yet, please do so using the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NQSW2021  

Public Dialogue: Restorative Justice in Scotland

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute is facilitating a series of events focusing on Restorative Justice in Scotland. More information here: http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Learningfromotherplaces/RestorativeJustice.aspx


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