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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 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!

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?’


Many thanks to the Community in Motion team and particular thanks to those who shared their stories today.

If you would like to feed back on the SSSC fee increase please email us,

Likewise, if you have any suggestions for future meetings please get in touch. We always welcome suggestions from our attendees.

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’

SASW World Social Work Day events

Please see the flyer below for one of a series of participative events being held this year to celebrate World Social Work Day.

‘The Social Work Role in Domestic Abuse’ will take place on Wednesday 22nd March in Edinburgh and is aimed at social workers and social work students. It will be a chance to explore emerging themes of good practice in Scotland in regards to working with perpetrators and survivors of domestic abuse.

For details of how to book, please click


ELPF in 2017 – dates for your diary!

We have confirmed room bookings for the following dates:

Monday 27 February 2017

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Both meetings will be held in the European Room, City Chambers, and will start at 9:30am.

If you have any suggestions for upcoming meetings please get in touch!

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.

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

The Mamie Martin and Soko Funds

You are warmly invited to join an event which is being hosted by the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science. It is taking place in the seminar room of the Chrystal Macmillan building on Tuesday 14 June from 3 – 5 pm. It is particularly aimed at our students – the leaders and decision-makers of tomorrow – but all staff would be very welcome and are specifically invited. Continue reading ‘The Mamie Martin and Soko Funds’

Next Meeting

City Chambers - Council ChamberApril 23rd, 2018
33 days to go.

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