Posts Tagged 'Scottish Government'

Practitioner Engagement Events

I (Ciara) went to one of these last year and found it a really useful forum to share ideas, reflect on practice, and to help shape the future of social service delivery in Scotland. Please read on for details on events this year. Continue reading ‘Practitioner Engagement Events’

Scottish Government Occupational Therapist Event

The Scottish Government is running events early in 2016 to enable Ministers and the Scottish Government’s Chief Social Work Adviser, Alan Baird, and the Acting Chief Health Professions Officer Tracey MacInnes to engage directly with OTs working in social services to talk about the Vision and Strategy. Continue reading ‘Scottish Government Occupational Therapist Event’


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


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!


Redesigning Community Justice

Remember way back when in 2013 when the ELPF put in a response to the Scottish Government Consultation on the Resesign of Community Justice Services in Scotland? Well, there’s now a proposal and, if you’re interested, you can read it here


Independent Review Service for the Social Fund

This is perhaps the final Social Fund Commissioner’s Annual Report and covers the period 2011/2012. The Welfare Reform Act 2012 contains provision to abolish this role, bringing with it the end to the independent review process. Current arrangements for the payment of Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans will end, with powers transferred to Scottish Government and consequently local authorities.
The article can be read here.


p.s. some of the Chairs met last night to discuss plans for 2013…it’s going to be good!

Getting Our Priorities Right

Morning all

Busy morning for me today!

Scottish Government has published its consultation on Getting Our Priorities Right – updated Good Practice Guidance for use by all practitioners working with children, young people and families affected by substance use. The paper covers policy frameworks, describing the challenge, assessing risks and improving outcomes, working together, along with a useful pullout for practitioners. This is a detailed, but I think ultimately useful document for all social work practitioners.

You can access all the information relating to the consultation via this link or you can read the document here: Scottish Government: Getting Our Priorities Right.


Next ELPF Meeting

World Social Work DayMarch 17th, 2020
Edinburgh Arts Centre

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