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December 2013: desistance issue - Scottish Justice Matters

December 2013: desistance issue - Scottish Justice Matters | Social services news | Scoop.it


Scottish Justice Matters:  Second edition is now published and available for free download.  Packed full of articles and comment on the theme of desistance.

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Breaking bad news – SSSC News

Breaking bad news – SSSC News | Social services news | Scoop.it
Breaking bad news 07/12/2018 NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has recently released some new bereavement related animated education films. The film Communication around the end of life with the bereaved is helpful for all staff working in health and social care settings, as they are all likely to encounter someone who is bereaved at some point in the course of their work. The film can help professionals talk and be with people who are grieving. It also gives some idea of words or actions which may be less helpful. Transcripts and downloadable leaflets are also available on the website. View the film here. Alison Guthrie, SSSC Learning and Development Adviser and other SSSC colleagues contributed towards the ‘Talking to those who are bereaved’ film which can also be viewed on the Support Around Death website. previous post Do you have a story about compassionate care? You may also like ‘What matters to you?’ day – 6... 01/05/2017 Developing evidence-enriched practice in health and social... 02/07/2015 Do you have a story about compassionate... 03/12/2018 Scotland’s leading dementia projects recognised in Awards... 12/07/2018 Keep well, don’t take antibiotics when you... 01/11/2018 Supporting the National Workforce Plan 31/05/2018 Celebrating 700 Dementia Champions in Scotland 15/03/2017 Celebrating Carers Week 2018 28/05/2018 Improved support for Scotland’s hidden carers 11/02/2016 SSSC help communities learn with peer support... 21/01/2016 Improving care and support for people with... 14/03/2018 Dementia Ambassadors – leading learning and making... 23/02/2018
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Stories for Education: Living with Death on

This NHS Education for Scotland film, which is based on the experiences of doctors, has been produced to help individuals consider the emotional impact of caring…...
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The art of asking “What do you think?” – How to develop social work students’ professional judgement skills

The art of asking “What do you think?” – How to develop social work students’ professional judgement skills | Social services news | Scoop.it
Joanna Rawles discusses how social work students develop the skills for professional judgement on their placements and what helps them to do so.
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Integration Forums

Integration Forums | Social services news | Scoop.it
North Health and Social Care Integration Forum – Monday 17th December, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Aberdeen Arts Centre, 33 King Street, Aberdeen Save the Date – 2018/19 Forums West Health and Social Care Integration Forum – 15th January 2019 East Health and Social Care Integration Forum – 12th February 2019...
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What the public think about social services: A report from Scotland | Stephen Webb - Academia.edu

What the public think about social services: A report from Scotland | Stephen Webb - Academia.edu | Social services news | Scoop.it
This article reports on the findings of a funded research project which set out to understand what the public think about social services in Scotland.Drawing on a national online survey of 2,505 nationally representative adults, the findings provide...
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Research in Practice | Reflections from the Practice Supervisor Development Programme

Research in Practice | Reflections from the Practice Supervisor Development Programme | Social services news | Scoop.it
Suzi Rockett Hello, I’m Suzi Rockett. I have been a qualified social worker for 26 years, and am presently the Social Work Practice Development Manager for children’s social care in Barnsley Council. This is my first ever blog and I’m so excited that it’s about my experience on the Practice Supervisor Development Programme (PSDP) pilot held in October. The programme was very intensive; on reflection I don’t think any of us delegates were really prepared for. From the very second it started, it was jammed packed for the full five days. Time keeping was dead strict, (no social work clocks on this course folks!). In fairness it needed to be as we covered so, so much, from reflecting upon ourselves and how to become emotionally intelligent and reflective managers, to promoting critical analysis and thinking, exploring supervision in-depth, to finally promoting evidence informed practice for our teams and organisations. We also looked at shaping and influencing practice, developing excellent practitioners and emotionally intelligent practice supervision. I’ve come back with lots of tools, models and new ways of thinking, which I am just starting to share and pass on my learning. What was really good (apart from the food) was it challenged my own practice and how I can deliver my own supervision and training differently, for example practice educators’ courses. I can share the learning not only with our managers, but also our experienced practice educators, students and our newly qualified social workers (NQSW). I have already started to incorporate the programme into NQSW supervision sessions, and in particular focusing on the emotional impact of social work and emotional containment. An easy way I made changes was to start using genograms more often in supervision. Genograms are diagrams that map out relationships within a family and across generations (usually three). I use this as a tool to increase the supervisee’s understanding of the key issues in a child’s story. It really does get people to start thinking more deeply and critically about their cases, as this lends itself nicely to what supervisees know and don’t know and what they need to know about a family. The course did require us to practice with each other. Yes there was role play (I like roleplay…shyness never was in my DNA) and come on, there is no such thing as free cake! I met some fabulous people from across England, which again enabled me to see things from a different perspective. I learnt some new methods (for example, Bells that Ring) that are really good for when a supervisee ‘gets stuck’ with a case, as it helps the person presenting about a family to think things through for themselves. The ‘presenter’ presents work with a family to a colleague (known as a consultant for the exercise). The consultant then asks the presenter questions using curiosity, whilst the ‘observers’ watch the conversation. After the conversation has taken place, the observers hold a reflective conversation, which the presenter and consultant listen to. The whole group then reflects on the process, enabling discussion and learning. I know this sounds a wee bit complicated, but once we got our heads around it, we found it really useful. We were the guinea pigs for the PSDP pilot, and we were required to evaluate at every point, funnily enough this little Rockett’s fuel did feed into a few discussions. We were very, very well looked after, the food was amazing; the facilitators were fantastic and I felt they really valued our contribution for the future training programme, as we were evaluating the PSDP pilot. My five top tips for future PSDP delegates PLEASE do your homework beforehand; it will really prepare you for the intensity of the course, and you will get much more from it. Get yourself registered and familiar with using the MOODLE site, it is full all the learning materials from the programme, as well as other good stuff to support your own learning and that of others. Allocate time NOW in your diary to plan for how you are going to apply your learning following your return. This will provide you with the time to really consider what you have learnt from the course and how you will apply it to your practice. A gentle warning, if you don’t, you will be at risk of simply getting sucked back into doing what you always do, due to the real pressures of work. The course will be followed up to evaluate the impact. You will receive one-to-one support sessions. Work with others (we set up our own WhatsApp group, Trailblazers), team-up with a buddy and/or set up an inspiration group for people from your own organisation. This will support longevity and commitment and help embed the learning. Setup a meeting with senior managers to discuss how the learning is going to get fully embedded at a strategic and systematic level. Finally, it truly felt an utterly privilege to be given this wonderful opportunity, yes it was hard work, but it was also lots of fun, with plenty of laugher. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all did. About the author Suzi Rockett has been a qualified social worker for 26 years and is the Social Work Practice Development Manager for children’s social care in Barnsley Council. Twitter: @suzirockett Practice Supervisor Development Programme The Practice Supervisor Development Programme (PSDP), funded by the Department for Education, aims to provide high-quality continuous professional development for up to 700 newly-appointed Practice Supervisors. These are social workers taking up their first role in which they are responsible for supporting and developing the practice of others. The wholly not-for-profit consortium led by Research in Practice includes: The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, University of Sussex and Goldsmiths, University of London. The consortium will work with a number of skilled ‘local delivery partners’ comprising universities, Teaching Partnerships and trusted CPD providers in every region. Find out more about the PSDP. Frequently asked questions about the PSDP. Related Research in Practice resources Analysis and critical thinking in assessment: Resource Pack
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CYCJ paper calls for change

CYCJ paper calls for change | Social services news | Scoop.it
Fifty years since the Social Work (Scotland) 1968 Act changed children’s welfare, Scotland’s Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) has produced a paper calling for further radical change that is firmly based in children’s rights.
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NHS Scotland publishes tech guide for health and care workers

NHS Scotland publishes tech guide for health and care workers | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Technology Enabled Care resource is a series of learning modules where participants can brush up on wearables, home monitoring and video conferencing.
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"Every citizen's voice must be on the record"

"Every citizen's voice must be on the record" | Social services news | Scoop.it
“Societal Norms have nudged human begins into a contemporary ticking time bomb.Disabled people face access issues to community life; free personal care is but a dream, once you consider the additional cost of living, and aid appliances paid for from the own budget; volunteering is encouraged until...
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Alcohol-related deaths among UK women at highest rate in 10 years | Society | The Guardian

Alcohol-related deaths among UK women at highest rate in 10 years | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
ONS figures show eight deaths per 100,000 women in 2017, as total death rate also rises...
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Participatory budgeting · East Ayrshire Council

Participatory Budgeting (PB) gives local people the opportunity to decide where public money is spent in their communities. We work in conjunction with Community Led Action Plan steering groups and other community representatives to arrange, publicise and run events attended by members of the local community, who then vote on which projects should receive an award. There are generally two types of event format. These are: 1. Presentation format - those requesting funding deliver a short three minute presentation and the community then votes. Please note that eligible voters must register at the event prior to the presentations starting and stay for all the presentations for their votes to count. 2. Marketplace - those requesting funding display information about their project or idea and once you have visited all the stalls you can vote. Eligible voters do not need to stay for the duration of the event. 2018 events Vibrant Communities is supporting a number of PB events during 2018. These include: Community led action plan areas North West Kilmarnock Decides - 6 December 2018 List of Projects Ochiltree and Skares Community Awards Voting event - 22 March 2018 List of successful groups Catrine Counts Voting event - 28 March 2018 List of Successful Projects Housing East Ayrshire Council Housing Services is allocating part of its environmental improvements budget through PB. For further details please visit Housing Environmental Participatory Budgeting. Young people Kilmarnock Area (Kilmarnock/Crosshouse/Hurlford) Voting event - 10 March 2018 List of Successful Projects  Cumnock and Doon Valley Area Voting events - 17 March 2018 List of Successful Projects Northern Area (Annick/Irvine Valley) Voting event - 24 March 2018 List of Successful Projects East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership   Ward 6 Irvine Valley (Darvel, Galston, Newmilns) Voting event - 15 March 2018. Download a list of successful projects for the Irvine Valley Ward 1 Annick (Dunlop, Fenwick, Kilmaurs, Moscow, Stewarton, Waterside) Voting event - 17 March 2018. Download a list of successful projects for Annick Southern Locality (Cumnock and Doon Valley) 25 March 2018 Download a list of successful projects for Southern Locality Kilmarnock Locality (Crosshouse, Gatehead, Hurlford, Kilmarnock, Knockentiber) Voting event - 29 March 2018 Download a list of successful projects for Kilmarnock Area 2017 events Vibrant Communities supported 12 East Ayrshire communities to hold participatory budgeting events during 2017.   Each community had up to £10,000 to award to groups and individuals with an idea for a project which will benefit the local community. Funding was provided by the Scottish Government’s Community Choices Fund, East Ayrshire Council and East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership. Each event had a presentation or marketplace format. List of successful projects Pilot events Two PB events were held in June 2016, with funding provided by the Scottish Government and East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership. The ‘You Decide - Mauchline Matters’  and ‘You Decide - Valley Ventures’ (Darvel/Newmilns) events gave local people the opportunity to choose which community groups received money for projects in their areas. A list of successful groups for each event are: Mauchline Matters and Valley Ventures.  For further information on PB please see our Frequently Asked Questions and further information on Participatory Budgeting can be found on the PB Scotland website and the PB Network website
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WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters Series 3: Palliative and End of Life Care 10 December, 12pm GMT

WEBINAR Integrated Care Matters Series 3: Palliative and End of Life Care 10 December, 12pm GMT | Social services news | Scoop.it
The International Foundation for Integrated Care,  IFIC Scotland and IFIC Ireland are delighted to introduce the Integrated Matters Webinars Series 3 Each month, October 2018 to July 2019, the webinars will feature health and care practitioners and managers along with insights from people who currently use health and social care support.  All of our ‘Home and Away’ presenters have experience of implementing people-centred integrated care and will offer learning resources, practical tips and peer support as part of IFIC’s global community of practice and Special Interest Groups.  Each webinar will be accompanied by a topic resource with information and resources on the specific topic discussed. Sign up to the Special Interest Groups https://integratedcarefoundation.org/ific-integrated-care-academy/special-interest-groups-sigs   Series 3 is presented in collaboration with the Special Interest Groups coordinated by IFIC Scotland and partners from the International Centre for Integrated Care.
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GDCC - Assistant Service Coordinator - Turning Point Scotland

GDCC - Assistant Service Coordinator - Turning Point Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
Ref No: 678. Vacancy: GDCC - Assistant Service Coordinator. Salary: £22,079 - £24,420. Location: Glasgow Central Belt.Closing Date: 03/12/2018, 23:55...
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Action to make staffing safer

Action to make staffing safer | Social services news | Scoop.it
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched an “Ask for More” campaign (this link will take you away from our website), highlighting that nursing and midwifery vacancies are the highest ever reported and that one in twenty posts are currently vacant.
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CELCIS survey for care experienced students in Scotland

CELCIS survey for care experienced students in Scotland | Social services news | Scoop.it
Survey aimed at care experienced students studying at college or university in Scotland.
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A capital test to care for the city’s elderly

A capital test to care for the city’s elderly | Social services news | Scoop.it
ONE of the indices of a country’s level of civilisation is how it treats its elderly and, on that assessment, Scotland’s capital has been found…...
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Private firms are making big money out of children's social services | Ray Jones | Society | The Guardian

Private firms are making big money out of children's social services | Ray Jones | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Companies have colonised social work, with those at the top taking the profits while families in difficulty continue to suffer...
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5 December 2018 | Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership

5 December 2018 | Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership | Social services news | Scoop.it
5 December 2018 December 05 2018 Integration Joint Board – Finance and Audit Committee Agenda - 05/12/2018 November 2018 | Integration Joint Board – Finance and Audit Committee | Agenda Download PDF Item No 3 - IJB Finance and Audit Committee Minute 10-10-18 (Draft) November 2018 | Integration Joint Board – Finance and Audit Committee | Papers and Reports Download PDF Item No 5 - Rolling Action List 10.10.2018 October 2018 | Glasgow City Integration Joint Board | Papers and Reports Download PDF Item No 6 - HSCP Performance Report Q2 2018/19 November 2018 | Integration Joint Board – Finance and Audit Committee | Papers and Reports To present the Joint Performance Report for the Health and Social Care Partnership for Quarter 2 of 2018/19. Download PDF Item No 7 - Attendance Management November 2018 | Integration Joint Board – Finance and Audit Committee | Papers and Reports To advise IJB Finance and Audit Committee of Quarter 2 2018/19 absence levels across Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership. Download PDF Item No 8 - Health and Social Care Integration 2018 - Audit Scotland November 2018 | Integration Joint Board – Finance and Audit Committee | Papers and Reports The purpose of this report is to advise of the key findings of the Audit Scotland report ‘Health and Social Care Integration, Update on Progress’ and the key recommendations where there is relevance to the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) and Glasgow City Integration Joint Board (IJB). Download PDF Item No 9 - Risk Management Quarterly Update Report November 2018 | Integration Joint Board – Finance and Audit Committee | Papers and Reports To provide an update to the IJB Finance and Audit Committee on the status of the risk registers being maintained within the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership. Download PDF Item No 10 - Budget Monitoring Month 10 Period 12 April 2014 | Integration Joint Board – Finance and Audit Committee | Papers and Reports This report outlines the financial position of the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board as at 31 January 2018 (Health) and 16 February 2018 (Council), and highlights any areas of budget pressure and actions to mitigate these pressures Download PDF Item No 11 - Climate Change Duties Report 2017-18 November 2018 | Integration Joint Board – Finance and Audit Committee | Papers and Reports To present Glasgow City Integration Joint Board’s (IJB) Climate Change Duties Report 2017-18, which has been submitted to the Scottish Government. Download PDF
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Hospitals report warns against volunteers doing work of NHS staff | Society | The Guardian

Hospitals report warns against volunteers doing work of NHS staff | Society | The Guardian | Social services news | Scoop.it
Study finds volunteers are vital but lack of clarity about limits of roles can lead to tensions...
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Prof Ian Welsh OBE: Social care is a matter of human rights – so let’s pay those who do it properly - The Scotsman

Prof Ian Welsh OBE: Social care is a matter of human rights – so let’s pay those who do it properly - The Scotsman | Social services news | Scoop.it
At the end of October, Chancellor Philip ­Hammond MP declared that ­austerity was “finally coming to an end”. He marked this change of ­message by announcing that his Government planned to invest more heavily in social care across ­England.
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Help at Home - Use of assistive technology for older people

Help at Home - Use of assistive technology for older people | Social services news | Scoop.it
Research is exploring how to help older people to live independently with the help of assistive technology, ranging from remote monitoring systems to better designed homes and neighborhoods.
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Health and Justice Collaboration Improvement Board - gov.scot

This Scottish Government Board leads the creation of a more integrated service response in key areas where Health and Justice services intersect.
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Do you have a story about compassionate care? – SSSC News

We are keen to engage with a range of partners to co-create whatever support the sector needs to see compassion flourish. What this looks like will come from those experiencing care and support as well as those delivering it at all different levels and colleagues in the Care Inspectorate and the SSSC. Compassion is one of the underpinning principles of the new Health and Social Care Standards. The Standards are radically different in focusing on the quality of caring relationships rather than traditional tangible input measures. For the first time in a national scrutiny framework, the Standards begin to articulate what compassion and kindness look and feel like for people experiencing care. We know there is already a great deal of positive work happening out there in services so we’d like to hear your stories about good compassionate care. If you can give one example of kind and compassionate care what would it be? The stories you share with us will be the starting point, we will develop some of them into a resource the sector can use to guide improvement. We will also use these stories to celebrate what is already happening and to help us see where we can work with others to develop practice. We are looking for examples from all types of registered services and providers from the independent, voluntary and statutory sectors, from early learning and childcare to care homes for older people. The resource needs to be both practical and inspiring for the greatest number of people so we are looking for stories from the length and breadth of Scotland, rural as well as urban settings and deprived as well as affluent communities. We cannot guarantee we’ll include all examples, as we are looking for a spread featuring a range of service types. We will publish the resource online and hope to include film. We’d appreciate it if you could share this call across your networks. Please send your stories to the Compassionate Care mailbox, you can also contact the team at the same address if you have any questions or would like more information: compassionate.care@careinspectorate.com Meet the team Scottish Social Services Council Alison Upton Alison Guthrie Caroline Sturgeon Lorraine Wakefield Care Inspectorate Henry Mathias Caroline Munro Tracey Goddard Jenny Copland Heather Edwards
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