Posts Tagged 'children and families'

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.





Reflections on the outcome of the contempt of court case

I have copied this post from the blog that the Chief Social Work Officer for the City of Edinburgh Council, Michelle Miller, posted on the CEC intranet recently. We welcome comment and debate on this. The post has been reproduced with Michelle’s kind permission:

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Your Practitioner Forum Needs YOU!

Hi everyone

We had a really interesting morning at the ELPF today. All the presentations are available on the website already if you want to have a look at them but I can say that none of them are as meaningful as they are when you see them being delivered by the person who wrote them and have the opportunity to get involved in discussion with fellow practitioners.

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Children and Families Wellbeing Event – 7 November 2013

The City of Edinburgh Council is holding a staff Wellbeing day on 7 November at Gracemount Leisure Centre. The event is primarily aimed at staff from residential services and practice teams, though ELPF members are also encouraged to attend. Please see the attached flyer for details:


Gracemount staff health day flyer

“It’s a no-brainer. It sounds like common sense”

So, I have finally found some time to summarise (that might be exaggerating a bit tbf) last week’s ELPF meeting. Steve Goodman’s presentation is in the Library under Presentations to ELPF. And if you click here you can see my recollection of the morning, including questions that were asked and a summary of the main points from the small group discussion.

The title of this post was a comment by one of the practitioners who came to the meeting. Almost a week has passed and I find myself wondering how the ‘Hackney Model’ (I’m not sure if that’s even the right name for it but we all know what it is!) could be applied to my work. To an extent I already work alongside various professionals within various agencies but we all have our own agendas and that often isn’t the client’s agenda. Something for me to think about.

Let us know your thoughts on the Hackney model, the ELPF and things you might like to address at future forums. I’ll be at the CPD drop-in session at Waverley Court on Thursday 3rd May from 3-6pm if anyone wants to come and have a chat.


Social Work in Edinburgh

I’ve just come across this article from 2010 which followed social workers in Edinburgh carrying out their day to day work (including the work of two of our esteemed Chairs, David Orr and Tamara Gill). Not much has changed…or has it?

Remember we have a meeting in a month! Agenda to follow.


Next ELPF Meeting

World Social Work DayMarch 17th, 2020
Edinburgh Arts Centre

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