Posts Tagged 'Scotland'

Community Justice Scotland

Community Justice Scotland are holding ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ across the country in May and June of this year, focusing on what we want justice to look like in Scotland. See here for more details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-tickets-34458375930

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 

New Evidence/Practice Searching Service For Social Service Staff

The Networked Evidence Search and Summary Service is supported by the Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser as a way to improve use of evidence across the social services sector. This Service helps you to answer your questions about delivering the best possible care and support. It finds the latest high quality evidence from research, practice examples and improvement reports, and summarises it to help you in making decisions and improving services. Continue reading ‘New Evidence/Practice Searching Service For Social Service Staff’

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.

How can SASW help you?

Want to tell SASW what it’s like to be a social worker in Scotland in 2016? Want to know how SASW can support you? See the flyer SASW Sessions and email scotland@basw.co.uk to book a spot.

 

Loneliness

Scottish Government have commissioned work into the effects and experiences of loneliness. There are some free Roadshow events which you can attend, details here: Health and Loneliness Roadshows 2015

Joint Improvement Team: Integrating for Better Outcomes

Please circulate this information throughout your networks as it applies specifically to the more remote and rural parts of Scotland:

Up to ten remote venues across Scotland will host a joint seminar, linked together by video conference, to share the best content and material from our original Integrating for Better Outcomes event held in Edinburgh on June 12th.

Please circulate the flyer widely across your networks. Note that numbers are restricted for each venue so we will be operating on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register please complete the electronic registration form and return it by email as detailed here: JIT – Remote Participation Event

Local Event for Front Line Staff – Meet the Minister and the Chief Social Work Advisor to the Government (7 August 2014)

The Office of The Chief Social Work Adviser (OCSWA) in Scottish Government is setting up a regional event in Edinburgh for the Minister for Children and Young People and the Chief Social Work Adviser to engage directly with front line social service workers. This is one of a series of 6 such Ministerial events across Scotland.

The purpose of these events is to start establishing more direct engagement between Scottish Government, in particular OCSWA, and front line workers from across the diverse spectrum of social services which should help:

• inform and shape a broader programme of activity being undertaken by OCSWA in 2014-2015 to strengthen the role of social services
• to better demonstrate the sector’s significant contribution to delivering a wide range of national outcomes
• to support the sector through a significant change agenda (integration, SDS, Children’s Services Bill)
Continue reading ‘Local Event for Front Line Staff – Meet the Minister and the Chief Social Work Advisor to the Government (7 August 2014)’

World Social Work Day – Scottish Social Services Expo 2013

What a day! Aisling and I were at Murrayfield early this morning to set up our ELPF stall. I think over the course of  the day we became known as the ‘table with the sweets’ (thanks Ais!)

We had a lot of interest in the ELPF today which was great. What was really noticeable was the success of the ELPF in comparison to other local authority areas and that’s credit to the people who keep coming to our meetings and taking part in our events. Without you we wouldn’t exist. I really hope we inspired some people to re-visit the LPF idea within their own authorities, or at the very least keep an eye on what we’re up to.  Continue reading ‘World Social Work Day – Scottish Social Services Expo 2013’

WithScotland – National Conference 2012

The WithScotland National Conference 2012Protecting People through Partnerships will be running a live Twitter feed throughout the day this Thursday, 25th October.  They will also be taking submissions for questions to be addressed during the Q&A sessions. It’s an ideal opportunity to get involved in an event you may not be able to attend (preferably because you’re prioritising the next ELPF meeting, which is also this Thursday!)

Follow them on Twitter @WithScotland.
Ciara


Next ELPF meeting: Wednesday 23 August, 09:30-12:30, Venue to be confirmedAugust 23rd, 2017
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