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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:

http://www.sssc.uk.com/about-the-sssc/multimedia-library/publications/70-education-and-training/2016-rswe-phase2-report

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’

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’

Edinburgh Meal Makers

Edinburgh Meal Makers now have over 25 volunteer cooks ready to start sharing across the city, and want to step up the pace in getting some older people referred them.  Below is the list of areas where they currently have cooks PVG checked or are just waiting for them to be returned from disclosure.  Continue reading ‘Edinburgh Meal Makers’

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’

How can SASW help you?

Want to tell SASW what it’s like to be a social worker in Scotland in 2016? Want to know how SASW can support you? See the flyer SASW Sessions and email scotland@basw.co.uk to book a spot.

 

The Vision and Strategy for Social Services in Scotland : a one-year on progress report

Social Services in Scotland: a shared vision and strategy for 2015-2020 was launched on World Social Work Day in March 2015 by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum.  A Progress Report summarising the range of work which is under way to implement the strategy has now been published.  Whilst this is a five year strategy it is clear that even at this early stage real progress is being made collectively by all parts of the sector.

Aileen Campbell, Minister for Children and Young People, who chairs the Strategic Forum, said: “This report shows good progress on an ambitious strategy to deliver excellent social services, in a year where there have been many new developments across the sector. I welcome the update as it makes clear that there is a strong commitment and drive from all the partners to take this forward as part of the wide range of improvement and developments across public services in Scotland.”

You can use the link to our webpages here: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/social-services-workforce/SWSSF

 

 

Practitioner Engagement Events

I (Ciara) went to one of these last year and found it a really useful forum to share ideas, reflect on practice, and to help shape the future of social service delivery in Scotland. Please read on for details on events this year. Continue reading ‘Practitioner Engagement Events’

Social Work Education

At this Thursday’s meeting we will be asking if anyone is interested in attending an engagement event around social work education on 23 March. You can read the invite and the paper here: 2015-Review-Social-Work-Education-phase1-paper CSWO across all LAs – invite letter

Please let us know if you would be interested in attending.


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