ScOPT Members Survey 2021

The Trustees of ScOPT are keen to understand what you find valuable, how regularly you engage with ScOPT and how, as well as any ideas you may have for development. This information will assist the Trustees to make decisions about the organisation moving forward.

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Webinars on the theme of collaboration

The SWEP (Social Work Education Partnership) and SSSC (Scottish Social Service Council) are planning to joint host a series of webinars on the theme of collaboration, to share some of the good practice, innovation and challenges overcome in creating, supporting and undertaking practice learning opportunities in the current climate.

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COVID continues but so do we!

In this zoom-cast, Cath Shaw at Learning Network West is chatting with Karen Armstrong, Practice Learning Co-ordinator with Families Outside which is the only charity in Scotland that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. Families Outside have continued to provide student placements since they were able to resume in August 2020.

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“I’ll just keep doing my best which is what we are all trying to do”

The last A Day in The Life Practice Wisdom of 2020 is from Eilidh McDonald, a social worker with SWIIS fostering and adoption agency, who reflects on the impact of her professional and personal life merging into each other as we went into the first lockdown in 2020, describing it best with the powerful line: “I spent a lot of time having confidential conversations in my toilet”.

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