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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!

Hate Crime Week

As part of Hate Crime Week, CEC employees can view the following article on the Orb/intranet.

Stronger for Social Work – SASW Seminar


Thursday 1st June 2017 The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow  Continue reading ‘Stronger for Social Work – SASW Seminar’

Community Justice Scotland

Community Justice Scotland are holding ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ across the country in May and June of this year, focusing on what we want justice to look like in Scotland. See here for more details:

Public Dialogue: Restorative Justice in Scotland

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute is facilitating a series of events focusing on Restorative Justice in Scotland. More information here:


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.

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.

Review of Degree in Social Work

The Review of Social Work Education, led by the SSSC, has continued during 2015-2016 with broader engagement and involvement of the sector to help develop recommendations to improve the design and delivery of social work degree qualifying programmes.

There were three main work streams which focused on:

  • gathering additional evidence
  • developing a collective understanding of what shared professional learning will look like
  • exploring options and appraising models for resourcing a future social work degree programme.

Report and recommendations

A report outlining the progress of phase two and next steps of the review is available below:

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

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’

Next Meeting

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

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