Posts Tagged 'children'

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.

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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 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 

Revisiting Child Protection in Scotland

Social Work: Research : Revisiting Child Protection in Scotland

This UK-wide, ESRC-funded project explored social workers’ communication with children involved in the child protection system. For more information follow this link.

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

 

 

Can You Help Shape Services for Looked After Children and Young People?

With the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 there are big legislative changes taking place in Scotland this year that will directly impact looked after children and young people, care leavers and the professionals who support them.

Against this background of opportunity and uncertainty, the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF) is beginning a consultation with organisations across all sectors to better understand the issues and concerns they have about this new act, for themselves and their service users. Continue reading ‘Can You Help Shape Services for Looked After Children and Young People?’

GIRFEC

Mike Mawby’s GIRFEC presentation is now available to view (in advance)here: GIRFEC Presentation November 2014

Mike will presenting this at the ELPF meeting this Thursday 13 November.

See you there!

Ciara

Changing Children & Families Social Work Project

You can find information on this project here:

http://www.crfr.ac.uk/projects/completed-projects/changing-children-and-fami
lies-social-work/

The site holds information about the project, the presentations and write up of the discussions we had at the knowledge exchange event held in the Playfair Library in November 2013.

You will also find the research reports, abstracts and posters produced by the practitioner researchers.

There are plans to have further local events to share the knowledge generated through the research projects and the process of participation, any outputs from these will be made available through the webpage in due course.

Children’s Practice Panel

The next meeting is on Monday 24 March. See the flyer for details on how to sign up: March 2014


Next ELPF meeting: Thursday 30 November, 09:30-12:30November 30th, 2017
43 days to go.

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