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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’

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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 

Migration, Mental Health Trauma & Wellbeing

The BME Equality Workers Forum is presenting a one day conference on Tuesday 15 November 2016. Please see the flyer for details: event-2016-final-draft

New Evidence/Practice Searching Service For Social Service Staff

The Networked Evidence Search and Summary Service is supported by the Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser as a way to improve use of evidence across the social services sector. This Service helps you to answer your questions about delivering the best possible care and support. It finds the latest high quality evidence from research, practice examples and improvement reports, and summarises it to help you in making decisions and improving services. Continue reading ‘New Evidence/Practice Searching Service For Social Service Staff’

Get Up & Go Awards 2016

Get Up & Go Awards 2016

Hello everyone

Our awards are now OPEN

CLOSING DATE Friday 23rd September

Continue reading ‘Get Up & Go Awards 2016’

World Suicide Prevention Week 2016

There are a number of activities being organised as part of World Suicide Prevention Week 2016:                       Continue reading ‘World Suicide Prevention Week 2016’

SASW session

Following on from Tim’s presence at the ELPF meeting last week, please see the flyer for details of sessions coming up in the near future. None in Edinburgh, but please spread the word amongst your colleagues and networks.

SASW Sessions June16

Have Your Say – Edinburgh’s Domestic Abuse services

The City of Edinburgh is reviewing how its services respond to domestic abuse, and want to hear from services users and people who work with them to:

  • find out how helpful they have been
  • see how they can be improved
  • make sure they work well together

We are carrying out online surveys and talking to small groups to find out more.  The results will help us to plan services which work for everyone. Continue reading ‘Have Your Say – Edinburgh’s Domestic Abuse services’


Next ELPF Meeting

City Chambers Business Centre 09.30 - 12.30April 10th, 2019
City Chambers, Business Centre: 09.30 - 12.30

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