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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)

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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.

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

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

Next ELPF meeting – Monday 27 February

Agenda for the next meeting to be held at the European Room, City Chambers. You are welcome for some or all of the meeting. We also hope to use the break time to glean some views on the rise in SSSC fees, and to discuss whether we would like to put in a collective response to the decision. Look forward to seeing you then. Continue reading ‘Next ELPF meeting – Monday 27 February’

Practice Guide to Chronologies

The Care Inspectorate has published a new guide to chronologies, which replaces Practice Guide: Chronologies, published by the Social Work Inspection Agency in 2010.

The revised guide places recognises the significant developments in approaches to multi-disciplinary working and service delivery that have taken place since 2010, for example, Getting it Right for Every Child.  It also recognises that chronologies have equal relevance in work with adults, particularly evident in adult support and protection and criminal justice social work serious incident reviews.

You are encouraged to view the new guide here.

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

The Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and Bright Choices would like to invite you to an event organised in partnership on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

This event is free for anyone working in Health, Education, Police, Social Services and the Third Sector with a professional interest in FGM, both in their capacity to support survivors and to prevent harm to girls and women. Please circulate this invitation within your services and to contacts who may be interested in attending.

Below is the programme for the day; please use the following link to book your space: https://internationalfgmday2017.eventbrite.co.uk

international-day-of-zero-tolerance-to-fgm-programme


Next ELPF Meeting

City Chambers: European Room 09.30 - 12.00November 21st, 2018
5 days to go.

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