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Social Work Scotland daily news 25/01/16
Scottish Government

Funding for new schools
Allocation of £230 million to replace nineteen schools across Scotland. Read more…

Child sexual exploitation
A new multi media campaign to raise awareness of and prevent child sexual exploitation will be launched this week (Thursday). Read more…

Major GP test pilot launched in Inverclyde
Collaboration will examine new ways of structuring primary care. Read more…

The Herald
Scottish foster carers forced to subsidise basic expenses as allowances fall short of UK minimums
SCOTTISH foster carers are being forced to subsidise basic expenses to cover the cost of providing shoes, clothing and activities for the children they look after, according to a leading charity. Read more…

Outgoing chief of councils umbrella group COSLA Rory Mair warns pulling services away from local control will hit poorest hardest
SCOTLAND’S middle classes remain sheltered from the worst effects of council cuts with the less well-off to suffer if more public services are delivered nationally, local government’s most senior official has warned. Read more…

Community Care
We need zero tolerance of violence against child protection social workers

Susan Hunt, of Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia, argues children cannot be protected if workers are not protected themselves. Read more…

Social workers should get specialist training after 19 children killed during contact visits
The Women’s Aid report said known domestic violence perpetrators were being given contact with their children without proper consideration of their safety and wellbeing. Read more…

Guardian
Vulnerable victims of violence ‘at risk’ over funding uncertainty
Frontline services supporting victims of violent crime demand urgent clarity from the government over the funding available. Read more…

GCSE league tables show schools struggling to adjust to changes
Secondary schools made little headway in improving results in 2015 as headline pass rate rose slightly to 57.1%. Read more…

The Scotsman
Majority of Scots ‘want better wealth equality’ across nation
The majority of Scots believe wealth should be distributed more equally across the country, according to Oxfam. Read more…

1500 schools missing achievement gap funding, say Labour
ALMOST 85 per cent of Scotland’s schools receive no dedicated funding to help them cut the achievement gap between rich and poor pupils, Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said. Read more…

 

 

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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Alan Laughland explained about the ASIST training at our last Practitioner Forum and there are now new dates available on myHR for CEC employees. If you are an employee outwith the Council please contact Alan Laughland direct to apply for a place alan.laughland@edinburgh.gov.uk.

You can find more information on ASIST here: https://www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/

IFSW Conference 2015

The International Federation of Social Workers Expo is being held in Edinburgh this year. You can register for tickets here – be aware you will most likely have to do this from a home computer as the firewalls within CEC can prevent the registration going through!

Follow this link: www.ifsweurope2015.org/register-for-expo.

Next meeting: 26.08.2015

Agenda for the next meeting can be viewed here: https://elpfonline.org.uk/elpf-online-library/previous-meetings-minutes-and-agendas/

Welfare Rights Advisors and GP Practices

Thanks to all who attended this morning. Mark Upward has provided the following list of Welfare Rights: GP practices with advice 2015 attached. The presentations from this morning are can be viewed here: https://elpfonline.org.uk/elpf-online-library/elpf-presentations/

Ciara

Help Cure the Stigma of Dementia

As part of the Dementia Friendly Edinburgh initiative, we are running a campaign to raise the awareness of the stigma of dementia over the next few weeks.

The campaign was devised with the help of people with dementia and their relatives who came up with the main theme of the campaign

‘For someone with dementia, It’s the little things that make the difference’.

Dementia_Stigma_6_little_things Continue reading ‘Help Cure the Stigma of Dementia’

Next meeting – Monday 23 February 2015

You can view the agenda for the next ELPF meeting here: Agenda 23.02.2015

SSSC Registration

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has been registering people who work in social services since 2003. There are now over 68,000 people in Scotland on the Register with another 50,000 expected to join before 2020. This is a really important aspect of the professionalism of our work.

You can share your views and experiences about registration by:

completing the SSSC survey at:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/SSSCregistrationreview

or by taking part in any of the events being held across Scotland – details below

or by emailing your comments to registrationreview@sssc.uk.com

The SSSC is hosting four sessions in February 2015:

  • Tuesday 3 February 2015, Edinburgh: 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.00
  • Friday 6 February 2015, Glasgow: 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.00

To be involved in shaping the future of registration, go along and get involved. These workshops are for all social service workers, employers and anyone within or connected to social services in Scotland.

Book a place through Eventbrite.

IRISS – The View From Here

IRISS is trying to understand practitioners’ experiences of delivering care and support in Scotland. Part of this project will be to undertake a survey in partnership with the Guardian to reach a broad audience across Scotland.

However, we are aware that this survey is unlikely to reach the entire workforce – particularly those who work most closely with people who access support. That said, we are taking a slightly different approach to engage with this particular group.

We would like you to help us identify two practitioners from your organisation to undertake a more in-depth look at their day-to-day experiences of supporting people and their views on a variety of topics. The proposal is for them to record their experiences (using a ‘cultural probe’ or ‘diary method’) over one week in a more qualitative way using creative methods.

Read more about The View from Here project.

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Lisa Pattoni.


Next ELPF Meeting

City Chambers Business Centre 09.30 - 12.30March 20th, 2019
27 days to go.

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