Social Services Expo and Conference 2013: Resources

Presentations and documents
By Iriss
Published on 28 Mar 2013

This event was held on 19th March 2013 at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh and was a collaboration between, ADSW, Care Inspectorate, COSLA, IRISS, SASW, SSSC and The Scottish Government

Facilitating local networks of mutual support (WS05)

The work of Neighbourhood Networks in providing preventative models of support, and opportunities for mutual support, to people who are marginalised or disadvantaged and who might otherwise receive no support at all and thereby run the risk of entering significant and costly, but nonetheless avoidable crises in their lives. Contributor: Neighbourhood Networks

Recognition of Prior Learning supporting looked after young people (WS06)

This workshop looks at the application of a model of Recognition of Prior Learning supporting looked after young people. It includes learning on the use of Peer Mentoring. Contributor: CELCIS

The importance of kinship care (WS11)

This session will explore what support is needed within the family in order to support kinship care. It will also look at the role of ParentLine Scotland and how it supports families and practitioners. Contributor: Children First

Family Group Conferencing (WS12)

Showcasing this approach as an early and effective intervention where a child is at risk and as a means of involving families in decision making. This workshop will show how family conferencing helps to deliver sustainable care arrangements for vulnerable children. Contributor: Children First

Soft leadership skills (WS15)

A workshop on developing soft leadership skills in managers. Contributor: Sense Scotland

Workforce Planning in Practice (WS22)

A cross organisation model of analysing, designing and implementing workforce development in health and social services. Contributor: Scottish Care

Personalisation - what does it really mean and how can it be achieved? (WS23)

This interactive session will explore and debate the vision for personalised social care services in Scotland including the current reality and what needs to happen to achieve the vision of a personalised system that supports independent living and citizenship. A panel of a service user, a social worker and a decision maker will debate the issues and the audience will be invited to participate. Contributor: Independent Living in Scotland

Measuring Outcomes in Angus (WS24)

A simple tool to support measuring outcomes for children. This tool has been receiving very positive interest and feedback from a number of organisations. It takes an approach which is aligned with the national practice model for Getting it Right for Every Child GIRFEC). Contributor: Angus Council

Communities Putting Children First Programme (WS25)

Providing an interactive understanding of a new project run by Children 1ST which engages with and builds capacity within communities and families so that children and young people have safe environments in which they can grow up. Contributor: Children First

Camphill St Andrew's Project (WS26)

A presentation on how Camphill, an independent residential school for children and young people with a variety of complex needs, began a new project (St Andrews) by applying its experience in using relationship based approaches to work positively with vulnerable individuals. Contributor: Camphill St Andrew's Project

Supporting people with drug and alcohol problems (WS27)

Do Social Workers outwith specialist Drug and Alcohol teams have a role in supporting people with drug and alcohol problems? If so, what is this and what support do they need to undertake this role effectively? This workshop will highlight the findings of a review undertaken on this topic and explore the role all social workers and social care staff can play in supporting families and individuals in preventing and coping with addictions. Contributor: Social Worker seconded to Scottish Government, Drugs Policy Unit

Working together to make a difference (WS28)

The work of the Drug Treatment and Testing Order II team. The focus is on an early intervention project which aims to positively intervene in the lives of service users to try to halt their journey through the criminal justice system. The project focuses on working with young people and women and engages them in treatment through intensive individual work, group work and on addressing social and welfare needs. The team is multidisciplinary and works in close partnership with a range of organisations. The workshop will look at the work of the team and will also challenge participants to examine their own views on this area of work. Contributor: City of Edinburgh Council

Core Assets fostering services in Scotland (WS29)

An overview of the fostering service delivered in Scotland by Core Assets - including an introduction to the team parenting model. To include an overview of international developments and the Core Assets journey into Europe, Australasia, North America and East Asia. Contributor: Core Assets

Housing With Care (WS30)

Discussion on the different housing with care services that can be provided by the Trust Housing Association to support older people. Contributor: The Trust Housing Association

An introduction to Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) (WS31)

An internationally used relationship-based intervention that promotes empathy and attunement between people, creating positive relationships within families and between care givers and care receivers. A demonstration of the tool, an exploration of the research on its use and a discussion on its merits as an effective intervention. Contributor: Glen Strathie Partnership

Living it Up Programme (WS32)

An innovative 10m programme which is using familiar technology to support people with long term health & care issues" This session will provide an overview of the Living it Up Programme, examining how the co-production model informs the direction of service development and supports service and technical innovation. Focussing on Hidden Talents as an illustration of this, there will be a demo of the profiling protoype and an opportunity to share your ideas on how this could be further developed. Contributor: NHS24/ NHS Western Isles

Current developments in reshaping care for older people (WS33)

A presentation on PKC partnership initiatives under the Change Fund and introduction of reablement Contributor: Perth and Kinross Council

Reshaping Care for Frail Older People in Scotland (WS34)

Falkirk Council - Reshaping Care for Frail Older People in Scotland: an outcomes focused evaluation of Telehealthcare in Falkirk. Contributor: Falkirk Council

Young runaways (WS36)

Young runaways - the issues encountered with this group of young people, (Experiences of Refuge) why they run away, and what can happen to them as a result, (Well- being, Quality of life) and how social workers can play an essential part in identifying risk and supporting longer term successful outcomes for this very vulnerable group. (Change). Contributor: Aberlour

Guardianship (WS37)

A workshop, in partnership with the Scottish Refugee Council, on supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children who enter Scotland. The workshop will focus on the particular needs of these young people and the ways social workers can help prepare the young people. Contributor: Aberlour

Family Support Services (WS38)

A workshop on parental substance use and the impact on children and families, how social workers can support families while keeping the protection of children at the forefront; work with parents and the children, and in partnership across Child and Adult Care Social Work systems. Contributor: Aberlour

Joint Commissioning (WS39)

This session will look at the Joint Commissioning Framework developed by the Scottish Government's Joint Improvement Team and the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University. It will also describe the improvement support programme for Joint Strategic Commissioning that is planned to support the integration of health and social care. A second focus for the session will be on how best to support and embed approaches on 'Co Production' building on the work the Team has been involved in with Governance International. Contributor: Joint Improvement Team

Practice Learning (WS40)

A workshop on Practice Learning opportunities and opportunities for individuals wishing to mentor student social workers. Contributor: Learning Network West

Self Directed Support for children and families (WS41)

Self Directed Support for children and families - getting ready for change - Consider issues around SDS and Personalisation? What do we wish for? What do we fear? What has worked / not worked in implementing SDS with children so far? A chance to share thoughts on the SDS journey and to consider the challenges and opportunities that it brings. Contributor: Keys to Inclusion

Providing Integrated Dementia Care (WS43)

Learn about North Lanarkshire Council's experience of operating a dementia demonstrator site in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire and how a range of integrated initiatives, including creating a dementia friendly town centre, have been implemented to improve the support available to people with dementia and their carers at all stages of the condition, improving outcomes and evidencing change. Contributor: North Lanarkshire Council

"My life, my support": self-directed support and person-centred planning (WS44)

The session will focus on person- centred planning, collaboration between service users and professionals, choice, control and flexibility. It will also provide a personal perspective on what self-directed support means. Attendees will have an opportunity to think about SDS from different perspectives and reflect on its benefits and challenges. Contributor: Scottish Government SDS team member and also an individual who is an advocate for person centred planning and self-directed support

Supporting antenatal young fathers (WS48)

This workshop will give practical examples of antenatal group work and provide information on a service that is providing positive early interventions. It will show case evidenced outcomes and allow participants to experience the nature of some of the support provided through an interactive approach. Contributor: Stepping Stones

Signs of Safety (SOS) Approach for child protection work (WS51)

Collaborative, multi-agency work has been underway to develop a model for the delivery of child protection case conferences based around the SOS approach. One of the ELC team was the recipient of the ADSW Kay Carmichael Travel Award 2012. She visited Western Australia to explore their progress in the SOS approach and attended an International Conference. This workshop will be an opportunity to share some of the learning from this visit and to discuss how East Lothian is taking the approach forward. There will be an opportunity for attendees to experience a "Mapping Meeting" - a Case Discussion based on the Signs of Safety Approach. Contributor: East Lothian Council

Multi agency approach to Domestic Abuse (WS52)

An overview of the work of West Lothian's Domestic and Sexual Abuse Team's multi agency approach to Domestic Abuse. Including innovations developed by the team - court advocacy for women, support for victims who have experienced rape/sexual assault and preventative education programmes for schools. Contributor: West Lothian Council

The context of personalisation and human rights (WS55)

A discussion on the issues arising for social work and social workers. Contributor: Neighbourhood Networks

SDS local authority test sites in Scotland (WS64)

Presentation on findings of evaluation of SDS local authority test sites in Scotland, including key findings and lessons from the study. Discussion about the wider implications for policy and practice in Scotland. Contributor: University of Lancashire

From 'what's the matter with you' to 'what matters to you' : the assets approach in action (WS68)

Iriss has, for a long time, been interested in the way that asset-based approaches can redress in favour of doing things with people rather than doing things to people. We set out with our partners in East Dunbartonshire to explore how to implement an assets approach in action. Contributor: Iriss

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Presentation on a collaboration with London Probation Services WS72

Presentation on a collaboration with London Probation Services - to implement a proven structured approach to intervention when working with service users within the statutory criminal justice system. Contributor: South Lanarkshire Council