The Scottish Government and Scottish Ministers are keen to engage with front line social service workers.
Building on similar events held last year, the Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser (OCSWA) are setting up a series of practitioner events across the country, the first of which will be held in Edinburgh on 14 May. This will enable Ministers and the Scottish Government’s Chief Social Work Adviser to engage directly with front line workers from across the diverse spectrum of social services. It is also an opportunity for Ministers to hear first-hand the views and experiences of front line workers, to hear about achievements and what works well as well as the current challenges and concerns.
The purpose of the events are to:
- better demonstrate the sector’s significant contribution to delivering a wide range of national outcomes
- support the sector through a significant change agenda
- discuss the recently launched Social Services In Scotland – A Shared Vision And Strategy: 2015-2020, in particular the Implementation Plan that will support this.
The Vision/Strategy can be found at: www.gov.scot/Topics/People/social-services-workforce
A total of 80 places will be available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To book a place please reply to the Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser at OCSWA@scotland.gsi.gov.uk by close of play on 5 May giving your name, job title, and organisation name. Please also confirm if you intend to stay for the networking lunch and if you have any special requirements.
The Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser (OCSWA) will email you shortly after 5 May to confirm your booking.
If you have any questions about the event please also email these to OCSWA who will respond directly.
Arrive 9:30 -10:00 (Tea/Coffee Available)
Event 10:00 -12:00
Lunch 12:00 12:30 (Sandwich Lunch)