Being a social worker is both a rewarding and challenging job. How do you stay safe, motivated, resilient, informed and heard?
We invite student and newly qualified social workers to the Forum to debate what matters to YOU and to identify what we can do together. It will offer discussion, peer support and sustenance! (Pizza and coffee will be available from 6.30pm).
This free event will provide attendees with the opportunity to share their experiences in a safe and honest space independent of local authority and university. It will support:
Audit Scotland recently concluded that social work in Scotland is at a ‘watershed’, with fundamental decisions needing to be taken on how services are provided in the future. They stressed that the public and people who access the range of social work services provided across Scotland must be more involved in shaping future provision, with a debate required 'on the level, the nature and affordability of services.'
A Scottish Government led engagement event that will support the workforce to meet the challenge of translating knowledge into practice. It will introduce a range of knowledge and improvement tools and techniques to help in delivering transformational change in the workplace.
Participants will leave the event with a set of tools, services and support options to help you to use knowledge and deliver improvement in frontline practice and service delivery.
Who should attend?
Come along to the first workshop of our new SEEDS group. SEEDS is a refresh of the Iriss champion network which we set up in 2010.
One of the most vital aspects of the champion network was the dialogue, networking, advice, insights and inspiration it generated. Our champions have been a great sounding board, helping to guide our direction and spark project ideas.
We are inviting social workers to attend a free workshop which will use storytelling to help you find, shape and share your voice. This workshop will be delivered by the Village Storytelling Centre, a brilliant organisation who specialise in using storytelling to bring people together and to provide a space for creativity and relaxation.
‘Effective Supervision is the cornerstone of safe social work practice. There is no substitute for it’
Lord Laming in his Inquiry report into the death of Victoria Climbié (2003)
We invite you to a Masterclass-style workshop, where Dr Robert French will explore how to negotiate a way through the complexities of our managed world, in order to do some of the worthwhile things we feel passionate about.
Iriss is working to raise the profile of the social services workforce by sharing practitioner experiences of working in care and support. We know that often, research about the social services workforce fails to reach those who work most closely with those supported by services, so we need your help to make sure that your voice is heard.
We would like to invite you to a free event on Monday, 3rd October to learn about co-design, and tools that can support it. We’ve run two recent co-design projects - one with older people and practitioners who worked together to improve the pathway from hospital to home; and the other with people who access (or may in the future access) self-directed support (SDS), and practitioners from the Pilotlight project.