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SSSC twitter chat

The SSSC will undertake a twitter chat about Social Work and Social Care Frameworks for Practice on Monday 25th February 2019 12pm – 1pm. Please log-in and share your views.

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Free Engagement Events

Following on from our input by the SSSC at our last forum meeting, there are some free engagement events coming up, running in partnership with the Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser (OCSWA).

These events will allow the SSSC to share the work currently being undertaken to support workforce planning in social services, as well as give people the opportunity to help shape the development of professional frameworks for Social Care and Social Work. I have attached the links below which have more details:

http://ssscnews.uk.com/events/professional-frameworks-glasgow/

http://ssscnews.uk.com/events/professional-frameworks-edinburgh/

SASW Social Worker of the Year 2018

We are delighted to share the news that Ian Jeffries, a social worker at Penumbra’s Alcohol Related Brain Damage unit at Milestone House and a Mental Health Officer with the City of Edinburgh Council, won Social Worker of the Year 2018 at the SASW awards on World Social Work Day. Congratulations Ian!

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.

Hate Crime Week

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

http://newsbeat-edinburgh.tfemagazine.co.uk/autumn-2017/spotlight-on/hate-crime-week-3-restorative-justice

Hate Crime: Causes, Motivations, and Effective Interventions for Criminal Justice Social Work.

Rania Hamad, Senior Practitioner in Criminal Justice Social Work for the City of Edinburgh Council, has had her literature review published in the latest Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice e-bulletin. You can read her work here: http://www.cycj.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Hate-Crime-causes-and-motivations.pdf

Stronger for Social Work – SASW Seminar

SOCIAL WORKERS, SASW and the SSSC: STRONGER FOR SOCIAL WORK

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

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?’

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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tickets-34458375930

Do you supervise social workers or occupational therapists?

If you do, you are invited to a practitioner engagement event themed on Supervision on 11 May 2017.

Improving Supervision In Social Work

11 May 2017, 10:00-15:00

Grassmarket Community Project,  86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA

‘Effective Supervision is the cornerstone of safe social work practice. There is no substitute for it’. [ Lord Laming in his Inquiry report into the death of Victoria Climbié (2003) ] Continue reading ‘Do you supervise social workers or occupational therapists?’


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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