Current issues from social work practice S34

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Advice and representation around professional practice issues is an important part of the BASW UK offer to members. Our Officer for Scotland will reflect on, and discuss with workshop participants those areas of practice which frequently dominate requests for support, and what can be done to prevent and/or deal with dilemmas or challenging situations. It also draws on UK practice across the nations, highlighting differences and similarities. Contributed by: SASW

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Current issues from social work practice S34

  1. 1. Current issues for social workers in practice Expo Event 2014
  2. 2. Resources diminishing Stress in the workplace Sickness management and return to work interviews HR and how they interact with you in your role Team building – how do you keep this meaningful Registration issues with SSSC Whistleblowing Grievance procedures – how to do you manage the process Social care partnership and how this impacts on line management Themes taken from Advice and Representation services
  3. 3. Communication with colleagues Reflective practice keeps us in control of our decisions Professional support from colleagues and management Inclusion in planning for future services Open and honest two way consultations with management Professional identity in often multi disciplined settings such as social care partnership (NHS) Understanding policy and statutory responsibilities What helps us stay positive?
  4. 4. Free discussion in groups and bring back to the main group for feedback. These ideas will be fed back through BASW/SASW and will help us in our discussions at many groups with what the social worker needs for them to feel part of future of social work in Scotland What might be useful to help us stay positive and be a part of the solutions?
  5. 5. Back to group Summary of feedback
  6. 6. Thank you for taking part in todays workshop We will endeavour to represent your issues and ideas positively in all forums BASW/SASW works hard to represent social workers who are delivering frontline services across the country We hope you feel we have listened and captured the themes you would like to be challenged There are a number of ways in which SASW supports its members so if you have an issue you think we should know about please email us at …….. Thank you

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