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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’

Edinburgh Connect

Please see the attached flyer for information on Edinburgh Connect.

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Children and Families Engagement Sessions

Social Work Scotland are hosting a number of engagement sessions around Scotland for those working in children and families services. You do not need to be a member to attend these sessions and they are for staff at all levels.

The sessions are about Social Work Scotland, as a membership and leadership body hearing from members and potential members about the things that they are challenged with and what they’d like to see Social Work Scotland doing to tackle them. They also want to hear from people about how they might like to be involved and answer any questions they might have.

The sessions take place in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow and the links to them are below. These sessions are free to attend.

West- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-engagement-session-tickets-28524522615

East- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-engagement-session-tickets-28524573768

North- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/north-engagement-session-tickets-28524590819

 

ELPF in 2017 – dates for your diary!

We have confirmed room bookings for the following dates:

Monday 27 February 2017

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Both meetings will be held in the European Room, City Chambers, and will start at 9:30am.

If you have any suggestions for upcoming meetings please get in touch! localpractitionerforum@edinburgh.gov.uk

ELPF meeting: Human Trafficking

We are delighted to let you know that in response to a query from a social worker in Edinburgh we have been able to organise an input from Scottish Government’s Human Trafficking team at our next meeting, Thursday 24 November 2016, 1pm for 1:30pm.

See you there.

Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland

The Scottish Government is now under a statutory obligation to prepare and publish a Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for Scotland.  This must be published by 31 May 2017.  The three main themes of the strategy are:

  • Identify victims and support them to safety and recovery
  • Identify perpetrators and disrupt their activity
  • Address the conditions that foster trafficking and exploitation

On 12 October 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Justice launched a public consultation on the draft strategy.  You can read the draft strategy and provide a response to this by following this link https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/human-trafficking-team/a-human-trafficking-and-exploitation-strategy/.  The Scottish Government is keen to hear from as many people as it can. We hope to present a session on this topic in the foreseeable future.

Ref: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Justice/policies/reducing-crime/human-trafficking 


Next ELPF meeting: Wednesday 23 August, 09:30-12:30, Venue to be confirmedAugust 23rd, 2017
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