Posts Tagged 'ELPF'

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.


Cancelled Meeting

Just a note to advise that the final meeting of 2017, originally scheduled for Thursday 30 November, has been cancelled.

We would be grateful if anyone with ideas for future meetings or format of the Forum would get in touch via The current team of co-chairs have been in place for a number of years (8-10 in some cases!) and we would appreciate approaches from anyone interested in co-chairing the Forum, or simply proposing ideas for future meetings. The ELPF is your forum and needs your contributions!

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?’

Final Meeting of 2014

The final meeting of the ELPF will be held on Thursday 13 November 2014 at City Chambers. The agenda is here: Agenda 13.11.2014 and we hope to see you then.


Wednesday 13 August 2014

The next meeting of the Edinburgh Local Practitioner Forum is on the 13 August 2014 at the European Room, City Chambers. You can see the agenda here: Agenda 13.08.2014

Hope to see you then

Aisling, Ciara, David and Meredith

ELPF Monday 10 February Edinburgh Training Centre

Please see the agenda for our next meeting here: Agenda 10.02.2014

We intend to spend the second half of the meeting focusing on our wish to support a campaign protect social workers from violence and abuse in the workplace. We are ALWAYS keen to hear your ideas!



Minutes of the August ELPF meeting can be found here: ELPF Minute 28.08.2013 (kindly provided by Aisling Downey) or on the Minutes and Agendas page.

Change is in the air at the ELPF

I’m sorry to announce that Tamara Gill has decided to step down as a co-chair of the ELPF. Tamara has been involved with the ELPF since its inception and was the last ‘original’ chair. That said, with change comes opportunity so here is yours – we want you to get involved! David Carter (Children & Families Social Worker) has volunteered to co-chair (Welcome David!) so we now have representation from Criminal Justice, Community Care and Children & Families Social Work. We are always looking for support and if you could spare a few hours PER YEAR to make a contribution, be that taking a minute of a meeting or organising a meeting, we would love to hear from you. You can contact us on @ELPFonline, via Contact Us on this site or The ELPF can only exist whilst practitioners are actively involved. We would particularly like some ongoing representation from workers in the voluntary sector.

Hoping to hear from you!


Call for Volunteers!

Hi everyone

The ELPF is looking for a co-chair (or two) to share the running of the forum. The workload is minimal – organising one forum meeting per year and consulting with the other chairs on meeting agendas/burning issues and/or taking responsibility for a response to a consultation or to a query. We meet four times a year, for a morning. The ELPF, and involvement in the same, is fully supported by our Chief Social Work Officer Michelle Miller.

Please get in touch – without your support the ELPF cannot function!

Ciara and Aisling

Monday 18 February

The next meeting of the Edinburgh Local Practitioner Forum will be on Monday 18 February 2013, 9.15-12.30pm, at the European Rooms in City Chambers. Presentations from Susanne Henderson and Harry Robertson are held here if you wish to view in advance or after the meeting.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!


Aisling, Ciara and Tamara


Next Meeting

City Chambers - Council ChamberApril 23rd, 2018
33 days to go.

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