Posts Tagged 'forum'

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

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BME Workers Forum

Are you a Black and/or Ethnic Minority employee within the City of Edinburgh Council’s Health & Social Care or Children & Families?

The BME Workers Equality Forum is for you. Come and join us to make a difference.
We are involved in policy consultations with higher management.
We’re also here to offer support and advice to each other in the work place.
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BME Workers Forum

BME Workers Forum may be for you!

The BME Workers Forum meets at least four times a year. Our group is open to all minority ethnic colleagues and foreign national colleagues. However, if you are unsure whether you fall into one of these groups and/or you have a particular interest in the group, which you feel would like to contribute to the forum, please do not hesitate to contact a group member below to discuss you coming along.

BME Workers Forum is a friendly group of professionals within Health & Social Care and Children and Families Services who can offer a wide range of support and advice. Participants can also become involved in the consultation on Council strategies and may influence the implementation of new legislation and social work and social care practice. We have started to plan a yearly event open to all colleagues to raise awareness of issues affecting BME service users, students and/or colleagues.

If you would like to find out more, please contact
Anita Bhatnagar 529 5473 (55473)
or Zuleika Osman 529 6824 (56824)

Alternatively just come along to our next meeting.
It would be great to meet you!

The BME Workers Forum Meetings for 2014 are 2pm-4pm on
Thursday 6th February at Waverly Court Canteen, Ground floor
Thursday 8th May at Waverly Court, Room 1.21
Thursday 11th September at Waverly Court Room G.37
Thursday 27th November at Waverley Court Room G.37

We of course welcome Polish and other European Nationals to the BME Workers Forum, however, we would also just like to let Polish colleagues know that there is also a Polish Professionals Group that has been started by Respekt at Safer Families. If you are Polish and interested in attending this group specifically for Polish Professionals, please contact Kasia or Asia on 529-5325

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

Viewpoint: it’s time to let your staff use social media

Do workers need access to social media? Here is an article from Gez Smith who thinks our employers might be overly cautious.   Viewpoint: it’s time to let your staff use social media.

“Your staff or colleagues are the people best placed to make sure that your customers have all of their questions answered quickly and politely, and are also best placed to look out for and correct any untruths that may appear [online]”.   http://www.ukauthority.com/?tabid=64&id=3765

P.S. I have been reminded that some employers do allow staff to access social media – particularly if there is a “business need” and, for example, City of Edinburgh Council staff are directed to their staff intranet (The Orb) for help with accessing and using social media at work.


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

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