Posts Tagged 'engagement'

Free Engagement Events

Following on from our input by the SSSC at our last forum meeting, there are some free engagement events coming up, running in partnership with the Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser (OCSWA).

These events will allow the SSSC to share the work currently being undertaken to support workforce planning in social services, as well as give people the opportunity to help shape the development of professional frameworks for Social Care and Social Work. I have attached the links below which have more details:

http://ssscnews.uk.com/events/professional-frameworks-glasgow/

http://ssscnews.uk.com/events/professional-frameworks-edinburgh/

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Practitioner Engagement

I attended the local Practitioner Engagement event (previously advertised on this site) yesterday. We had some small table discussions and whilst there were common themes around the difficulties caused by cutbacks and ‘efficiencies’ there were also great examples of positive and best practice, including Edinburgh’s Family Group Decision Making service (the only team of its kind in Scotland), the creation of specialist Autism worker posts, consistent and sustained policies in West Lothian with regard to Throughcare and Aftercare for young people and a real commitment from social workers, managers, senior managers and Scottish Government to promote and celebrate the social work role.
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