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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

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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

Scottish Social Services Awards 2017

The Scottish Social Services Awards are now open for nominations.

Including 10 new categories such as ‘silo buster’, ‘the untold story’ and ‘head above the parapet’ the awards have been designed to recognise innovation and excellent practice across the sector.

Launched by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum, a partnership set up to create and deliver a vision for high quality and effective social services, it will celebrate individuals, teams and organisations making a positive difference to peoples’ lives.

Shortlisted entrants will be required to create a 1-2 minute promotional film of their story using smart phones.  Help and support will be provided.

Nominations are open until 28 February 2017. Find out more about the full list of categories and how to enter at www.sssa.scot

Finalists will be invited to attend an afternoon tea awards ceremony at Crieff Hyrdo Hotel on 13 June 2017.

The Minister for Childcare and Early Year, Mark McDonald will open the awards which will be compered by Sally Magnusson. You can read what the Minister said about the launch of the awards here. Continue reading ‘Scottish Social Services Awards 2017’

Edinburgh Connect

Please see the attached flyer for information on Edinburgh Connect.

edinburgh-connect

ELPF meeting: Human Trafficking

We are delighted to let you know that in response to a query from a social worker in Edinburgh we have been able to organise an input from Scottish Government’s Human Trafficking team at our next meeting, Thursday 24 November 2016, 1pm for 1:30pm.

See you there.

Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland

The Scottish Government is now under a statutory obligation to prepare and publish a Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland.  This must be published by 31 May 2017.  The three main themes of the strategy are:

  • Identify victims and support them to safety and recovery
  • Identify perpetrators and disrupt their activity
  • Address the conditions that foster trafficking and exploitation

On 12 October 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Justice launched a public consultation on the draft strategy.  You can read the draft strategy and provide a response to this by following this link https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/human-trafficking-team/a-human-trafficking-and-exploitation-strategy/.  The Scottish Government is keen to hear from as many people as it can. We hope to present a session on this topic in the foreseeable future.

Ref: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Justice/policies/reducing-crime/human-trafficking 


Next ELPF meeting: Thursday 30 November, 09:30-12:30November 30th, 2017
43 days to go.

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