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Just Us – Conversation Cafe

You are invited to attend a Just Us Conversation Café Event

When?
Friday 28th April (10am – 1.30pm)
Friday 12th May (10am – 1.30pm)
Monday 29th May (12.30pm – 4pm)

Where?
Walpole Hall
27 Chester Street
Edinburgh
EH3 7EN

Who are we?
Just Us is a group led by women who have experience of mental health issues and of being in the criminal justice system. This group is supported by Willow, which provides a range of services to women who have had involvement with the criminal justice system.

Just Us was awarded funding from See Me Scotland to raise awareness surrounding the stigma experienced by women who have mental health issues and criminal justice involvement.

What we are inviting you to?
The group has created a film which highlights the collective experiences of women who have mental health difficulties and criminal justice involvement.

The film will be showcased on the above dates, and will be introduced by Just Us who will present an overview about the work they have undertaken to date. You will be invited to participate in group discussion centering around the issues arising, and there will also be a research based presentation, which looks statistically and empirically at the known issues faced by women in the criminal justice system.

Please choose which event you would like to attend and reply to Anne.P.Hall@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

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Are you a newly qualified social worker?

The SSSC commissioned Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Dundee  in 2016 to conduct a 5-year longitudinal study of newly-qualified social workers (NQSWs) in Scotland. Social Work Scotland have endorsed the study.

If you’re a NQSW and you’ve not completed the survey yet, please do so using the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NQSW2021  

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: http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Learningfromotherplaces/RestorativeJustice.aspx

Thanks

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, localpractitionerforum@edinburgh.gov.uk.

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 https://www.basw.co.uk/event/?id=783

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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:

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

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

The Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and Bright Choices would like to invite you to an event organised in partnership on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

This event is free for anyone working in Health, Education, Police, Social Services and the Third Sector with a professional interest in FGM, both in their capacity to support survivors and to prevent harm to girls and women. Please circulate this invitation within your services and to contacts who may be interested in attending.

Below is the programme for the day; please use the following link to book your space: https://internationalfgmday2017.eventbrite.co.uk

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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’


Next ELPF Meeting

City Chambers: European Room 09.30 - 12.00November 21st, 2018
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