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.
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.
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.
Learning Network West is seeking to recruit self-employed Practice Educators to contribute to the delivery of an Advanced Skills: Simulated Practice Learning Module.
The Trustees of ScOPT are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor Joyce Lishman. She died last week and although she had been ill, this news was a huge shock.
Learning Network West have asked to highlight that they are currently looking for agencies to provide quality placements for their enthusiastic Social Work UG and MSc students.
LNW has been given funds by Scottish Government, through the Social Work Education Partnership, to offer additional training courses. This is in acknowledgement of the critical role of Link Workers in supporting placements in the new Covid-19 learning environment.
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”.
Whatever your faith, whatever your culture, whatever your circumstances… let’s all try to be more aware and understand more about each other. Nollaig Chridheil Huibh!
Good Social Work in the Time of Covid-19 No. 2. “The Promise”: How the Independent Care Review Might Radicalise Social Work Services for Scotland’s Most Vulnerable Children. Wednesday January 13th 2021 1.00pm to 2.00pm