Forthcoming Dates for ELPF

Dates for forthcoming Edinburgh Local Practitioner Forum meetings:

Wednesday 21 November 2018 (European Room, Council Chambers).

Please view the Agendas & Minutes for previous and upcoming meetings

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 new co-chairs, so if you’d like to take the next step and help to organise a meeting, let us know!

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ELPF April Meeting 2018

Hello Everyone,

We would like to invite you to come along to the next ELPF which will take place at:

 

City Chambers – Council Chamber on Monday, 23rd April from 09.30 – 12:00.

 

The Forum is open to all front-line staff from students, newly qualified workers and our more experienced colleagues. It offers an opportunity for reflection, finding out about new developments across the city and discussion about how these things affect you in your work.

 

It would be great if you could block out time in your diary to attend. Remember, the ELPF can feature in your ‘Looking Forward’ Conversations and for new workers, can count towards your PRTL. There is also tea and coffee (complimentary, so even better) and a chance to get to speak to workers who you may not otherwise come into contact with.

 

Agenda for the meeting:

 

  • Edinburgh; A Restorative City- What does this mean and how does it affect us as workers?
  • SWIFT-  what are the good bits, what are the bits that could be better- this is your opportunity to feedback as the workers that are using the system on a daily basis.
  • ‘What’s important to me?’- In the context of end of life care, Andrew Reeves will discuss his research with Marie Curie and we will have a discussion about how we can use this question in our work with clients.

 

Hopefully the morning will be interesting for you all and will include something for everyone. Please share this amongst your networks and with anyone who you think would be interested.

 

Look forward to seeing you there,

 

Andrew, Dave, David, Heidi, Lauren, Leigh and Lynne

 

(ELPF)

SASW Social Worker of the Year 2018

We are delighted to share the news that Ian Jeffries, a social worker at Penumbra’s Alcohol Related Brain Damage unit at Milestone House and a Mental Health Officer with the City of Edinburgh Council, won Social Worker of the Year 2018 at the SASW awards on World Social Work Day. Congratulations Ian!

We’ll be back soon!

We’ve not forgotten about you – we’ve just had a short break to do some personnel changes (some people moving on and others joining the fold) and we will have dates for meetings shared as soon as possible. We plan on having two meetings this year, one focusing on the ‘Best Bits’ of the past ten years of the ELPF and another focusing on Edinburgh as a ‘Restorative City’.

Please get in touch if you’d like to be more involved, the ELPF is an excellent networking and learning forum.

Cancelled 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?’


Next ELPF Meeting

City Chambers: European Room 09.30 - 12.00November 21st, 2018
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