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01nov3:00 pm5:00 pmRecovery Cafe launch event- 'Building Together'

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Recovery Enterprises Scotland is delighted to announce the launch of a recovery café.

They are reaching out to invite all along to share in this key development and celebration. This will be an opportunity to hear the vision and ethos for the café in providing low cost quality home cooked food and creating a holistic hub, supporting the needs of all community members.

They will raise awareness in how this approach can complement current structures and enhancing pathways of support requiring collective engagement.

The recovery café model has been made possible, which we are extremely grateful, to funding support from the Alliance Scotland, The National Lottery and Firstport in sharing our vision of supporting the community.

As part of café implementation, volunteers have been engaging in a range of training activities in supporting skill development, confidence and team building. The volunteers being extremely passionate about supporting their local community, whilst demonstrating recovery is achievable, offering hope and inspiration to peers. Volunteers are keen to share their experiences and the positive nature in being involved and creating peer support networks.

They hope you are able to come along to show your support, and engage with the café on a regular basis. They are encouraging partner projects and services to promote support available, along with gathering feedback from attendees, in helping to shape a family inclusive holistic approach.

The event will commence at 3.00pm with teas, coffees and soft drinks being served followed by a finger buffet.

This is a free event, and there is no requirement to reserve a place, though to assist with catering we would be grateful if people can register – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/recovery-cafe-launch-event-building-together-tickets-77054826059?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

For any further information please contact Mark Gallagher at recoveryenterprises@outlook.com or Telephone: 07793241895

Time

(Friday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

The Howard Centre

5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT

05novAll Daywhat works conference: creating a culture of trauma responsive practice in scotland

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To book or for further information click on the link provided – https://www.epione-training.com/conference/

Time

All Day (Tuesday)

Location

Grand Central Hotel

99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF

05nov10:00 am4:30 pmChildren and Young People’s Experience of Domestic Abuse

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The East Ayrshire Violence against Women Partnership is pleased to offer the above selection of multi agency violence against women learning events and seminars for Autumn 2019.  These are primarily designed for staff from multi partner agencies/bodies. The target audience includes frontline staff, team leaders and managers from the East Ayrshire area including; Council Service Departments, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Police Scotland, Scottish Reporters Procurator Fiscal Office, Prison Services, Schools, Further Education Colleges, Youth, Childcare Criminal Justice, Third Sector  and Independent Sector Organisations.

 

Bookings: Reservations should be made electronically where possible via the attached application form to morag.mullen@eastayrshirewomensaid.org.uk or by phone on 01563 536001.

Please note applicants must be nominated by their Line Manager or equivalent.  All participants will be required to complete a pre and post course evaluation complimented by a learning contract to ensure learning is embedded into working practices, cascaded to colleagues post participation and informs future learning and development provision.

 

 

Cancellations / Non Attendance

Where a delegate is unable to attend, they should give as much notice as possible as there are is usually a waiting list in operation for these courses and events. Please Note: If a Social Work member of staff is unable to attend on the day, they should inform or have their manager contact East Ayrshire Women’s Aid and will be asked the reason for non-attendance and this will be recorded.

 

Catering/Refreshments: Half day: tea and coffee only are provided at breaks although participants are welcome to bring refreshments along.  For full day sessions Candidates are expected to purchase their own lunch.  Depending on the venue packed lunches may be most appropriate due to limited local facilities.

Time

(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location

East Ayrshire Council Office

06novAll DayAction Against Stalking - 2nd UK Conference

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Time

All Day (Wednesday)

Location

Radisson Blu Hotel

301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL

06nov9:30 am5:00 pmAction Against Stalking 2019 Conference - Cyber stalking: the iPredator

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Founder and CEO, Ann Moulds, initiated the successful campaign Action Scotland Against Stalking in 2009 for Scotland to be the first country to introduce specific legislation for the prosecution of stalkers. This groundbreaking move is now the blueprint for the rest of UK, Europe and other global initiatives.

From a campaigning body launched in 2010, Action Against Stalking (AAS) was formed as a charitable organisation in 2014 to champion the rights of stalking victims in the UK and across the globe. They are committed to bringing together all relevant professionals and agencies to raise awareness, and to protect and support and protect victims of stalking.

AAS are holding their second UK Conference ‘Cyber Stalking – the iPredator’. They have secured support from a rich mix of speakers from across the UK and, to supplement them, will deliver workshops that will improve awareness, knowledge and understanding. Their focus is to:

  • Give greater understanding of cyber stalking and the iPredator – who, why, how, where
  • Raise awareness into the world of social media and stalking – and the dark web
  • Provide practical advice on cyber security
  • Challenge thinking on rehabilitation or incarceration of the stalker
  • Facilitate sharing of experience, good Practice and achievements in dealing with iPredators

With a rich mix of speakers from across the UK and Europe presenting on a variety of topics including :

  1. Give greater understanding of cyber stalking and the iPredator – who, why, how, where
  2. Raise awareness into the world of social media and stalking – and the dark web
  3. Provide practical advice on cyber security
  4. Challenge thinking on rehabilitation or incarceration of the stalker
  5. Facilitate sharing of experience, good Practice and achievements in dealing with iPredators

There will be opportunity to choose two out of four workshops during the conference during our breakout sessions – how professionals can better support victims

To book tickets or for further information click on the link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/action-against-stalking-2019-conference-cyber-stalking-the-ipredator-tickets-65034775765

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Radisson Blu Hotel

301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL

07novAll DayChanging Scottish Charity Law: What is the Scottish Government proposing and what more is possible?

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This conference examines the Scottish Government’s proposals to change Scottish charity law, discusses the wider strategic picture for charities and the Third Sector in Scotland, considers how the status and value of modern charities in Scotland can be more comprehensively enhanced and assesses core challenges on leadership, funding, social partnership and the core value of charities in civic Scotland.

Click here for more information 

Time

All Day (Thursday)

Location

Central Edinburgh - Venue TBC

Edinburgh

07nov6:30 pm8:00 pmDiversion from Court Prosecution

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Over the past decade our criminal justice system has undergone a quiet revolution. Rather than being prosecuted (or not) through court, most people who are thought to have committed an offence are now offered a form of settlement (e.g. payment of a sum of money etc) by the police or prosecutor in return for the reassurance that they won’t receive a criminal conviction.

This quiet revolution begs a range of profound questions including for example:

  • Is this diversion from court a progressive and creative way of managing scarce resources?
  • Do people subject to these out-of-court offers feel pressured into acceptance with little understanding of the consequences for their records? How are decisions made?
  • Should there be a further expansion in these out-of-court (‘direct’) measures?

“Diversion from Prosecution”

Guest Speakers:

David Harvie, The Crown Agent for Scotland and Professor Lesley McAra, Professor of Penology, Edinburgh University Law School

For further information and booking click the link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diversion-from-court-prosecution-tickets-80070034629?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTgyMTEwMTkvYWRpbGxvbkBub3J0aC1heXJzaGlyZS5nb3YudWsvMA%3D%3D%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend

Time

(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

St George's Church Tron

163 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2JX

12novAll Daymaking the connection: trauma, adversity and communication

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TalkLinks

Time

All Day (Tuesday)

Location

Venue TBC

Ayr

13novAll Day14asist

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ASISTApplied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2 full days)

The aim of the course is:

  • To preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves.
  • Listen and talk to a person with suicidal intention without judgement.
  • Provide comfort to a person with suicidal intention.

This is an intensive 2 day interactive and practice dominated course.

Click here to read more about ASIST training.

To book a place on a course or for further information please contact Charlene Nisbet, Choose Life Administrator on 01292 513020 or email: chooselife@aapct.scot.nhs.uk 

Time

november 13 (Wednesday) - 14 (Thursday)

Location

MacDonald Education Centre

Ayr Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6DX

13nov9:30 am4:00 pmHARD EDGES SCOTLAND REPORT CONFERENCE

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Understanding the Needs of People Facing Multiple Disadvantage

“Put Yourself in Their Shoes – the Health & Social Issues Associated with Substance Use”

This event formulates part of an extensive plan by the sponsors of the Hard Edges Scotland Report, to change the conversation with regards to people in Scotland who find themselves facing multiple disadvantage e.g. Substance Use, Homelessness, poor Mental Health, Gender Based Violence & Criminal Justice. This event will be focusing mainly on the aspect of substance use.

With an agenda full of expertise, this event will bring together key stakeholders who will share their knowledge & experience of working within associated fields and also those who have lived experience of substance use.

To sign up to attend the event contact:

Kerry Gallagher

Kerry.gallagher@aapct.scot.nhs.uk

01292 885881

Places are going fast so please get in touch before Monday 11th November.

FINAL Hard Edge Scotland Report Conference Programme (002)

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Alexander Fleming Education Centre

Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock

18nov10:00 am4:30 pmIdentifying Risk, Promoting Safety & Recovery for Women and their Children

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The East Ayrshire Violence against Women Partnership is pleased to offer the above selection of multi agency violence against women learning events and seminars for Autumn 2019.  These are primarily designed for staff from multi partner agencies/bodies. The target audience includes frontline staff, team leaders and managers from the East Ayrshire area including; Council Service Departments, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Police Scotland, Scottish Reporters Procurator Fiscal Office, Prison Services, Schools, Further Education Colleges, Youth, Childcare Criminal Justice, Third Sector  and Independent Sector Organisations.

 

Bookings: Reservations should be made electronically where possible via the attached application form to morag.mullen@eastayrshirewomensaid.org.uk or by phone on 01563 536001.

Please note applicants must be nominated by their Line Manager or equivalent.  All participants will be required to complete a pre and post course evaluation complimented by a learning contract to ensure learning is embedded into working practices, cascaded to colleagues post participation and informs future learning and development provision.

 

 

Cancellations / Non Attendance

Where a delegate is unable to attend, they should give as much notice as possible as there are is usually a waiting list in operation for these courses and events. Please Note: If a Social Work member of staff is unable to attend on the day, they should inform or have their manager contact East Ayrshire Women’s Aid and will be asked the reason for non-attendance and this will be recorded.

 

Catering/Refreshments: Half day: tea and coffee only are provided at breaks although participants are welcome to bring refreshments along.  For full day sessions Candidates are expected to purchase their own lunch.  Depending on the venue packed lunches may be most appropriate due to limited local facilities.

Time

(Monday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location

East Ayrshire Council Office

19nov9:30 am12:00 pmChange a String, Change a Life

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1Bluestring

1Bluestring

Time

(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Celebrate Kilmarnock Unit

King Street, Kilmarnock

20nov10:00 am4:30 pmImplementing Core Skills for Preventing Relapse and Managing Recovery in Substance Misuse Services

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This one-day seminar will provide an opportunity for practitioners and managers to review and explore the ways in which Core Skills for preventing relapse and recovery management have been rolled out across services in Scotland. With an emphasis on addressing complex substance use and mental health needs together, the NES Core Skills training and coaching programme has been delivered by local trainers over the last eight years. The current focus on Workforce Development to support the strategy, ‘Rights, Respect and Recovery,’ provides the opportunity to review the ways in which local services have developed training programmes to enhance practitioner development and encourage use of these skills in practice to promote recovery and reduce overdoses. This seminar will highlight the training and coaching happening, explore resources available, and discuss the challenges faced. Coaching, training and supervision strategies to enhance implementation will be explored based upon the model provided by the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN).

Target Audience:
This seminar has been developed for practitioners, managers, and commissioners working in substance misuse and mental health services which provide low intensity interventions and psychological therapies, including applicants from the NHS, social care and third sector organisations.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Deadline for Applications: 30th October 2019

To register your interest and receive an application for this course, please visit the NES Portal at: https://www.portal.scot.nhs.uk

Instructions on how to register on The Portal can be found on the Psychological Interventions team website:
https://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-discipline/psychology/multiprofessional-psychology/adult-mental-health/training-programme-2019-20.aspx

Time

(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Edinburgh Grosvenor

5-21 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF

21nov9:30 am12:30 amsafetalk

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SafeTALKSuicide Awareness for Everyone (half day)

This course is designed to help participants:

  • Recognise that a person might be having thoughts of suicide.
  • Engage that person in direct and open talk about suicide.
  • Move quickly to connect them with someone trained in suicide intervention.

The course lasts approximately 3 – 3.5 hours and is a mixture of lecture, video and power point presentation with opportunities to discuss issues and practice engaging and connecting skills.

Click here to read more about safeTALK training.

To book a place on a course or for further information please contact Charlene Nisbet, Choose Life Administrator on 01292 513020 or email chooselife@aapct.scot.nhs.uk 

Time

(Thursday) 9:30 am - 12:30 am

Location

The Training Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital

Kilwinning Road, Irvine, KA12 8SS

23nov10:30 am2:30 pmChristmas Craft Fair

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Craft Fair

Craft Fair

Time

(Saturday) 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Location

Ardeer Community Centre

New Street, Stevenston

23nov11:00 am1:00 pmDog Walk

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Dog Walk

Dog Walk

Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Rozelle Park

Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ

25novAll DaySAVE THE DATE - VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE

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VAW is a Public Health Issue

VAW is a Public Health Issue

Time

All Day (Monday)

Location

COSLA

Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH

25nov9:30 am4:30 pmDRNS Conference

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Join us for the second annual DRNS conference, supported by the Society for the Study of Addiction, where we will focus on knowledge, skills and issues relevant to the future of drugs research in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, will give the opening address. The day will feature four plenary speakers who are experts in various aspects of the drugs research field. Parallel sessions will be chaired by our academic theme leads and will include presentations and discussions on emerging research findings and how they can inform developments in policy and practice.

Afternoon workshops will provide delegates with an understanding of key methodological issues and will be of relevance to people who work in the field as well as the end users of drugs research. Poster presentations will highlight work underway, including work conducted by PhD students, practitioners and peer researchers.

With over 150 delegates and speakers, a range of topics and types of sessions, this will be a key event in the ongoing development of the drugs research community.

For more info and to book visit: https://drns.ac.uk/drns-conference-2019

Time

(Monday) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Radisson Blu Hotel

301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL

27novAll DayTransforming Offender Management: Rehabilitation, Reintegration, and Reducing Reoffending

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This event examines the direction of policy around justice management in Scotland and asks what the implementation of recent legislation will mean for offenders, victims, communities, and the professionals who support them.

Towards ‘Smart Justice’

In June 2019, the Scottish Parliament passed the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act. The Act provides for the use of new electronic monitoring technologies to support the Scottish Government’s intention to maximise community sentences as an alternative to prison. The Act also reduces how long certain convictions must be disclosed to employers to help people move into work, which is expected to improve rehabilitation, ease reintegration, and reduce reoffending.

But critics point to the low completion rates of Community Payback Orders, the lack of additional resources to underpin these reforms, and argue for greater protections for victims.

The debate around justice management is brought into sharp focus by the recent extension of the Presumption Against Short Sentences from 3 to 12 months. This means that there could be up to 4,413 additional offenders across Scotland sentenced to Community Payback Orders each year. The increase in quantity, and potentially an increase in complexity of need, poses significant challenges to existing community justice provisions. Community Justice Scotland notes that delivering these reforms will require additional resources and ‘innovative and coordinated planning on the part of community justice partnerships’.

Join us for this highly interactive event as we examine what the implementation of recent legislation means for your organisation, explore the role you can play in reducing reoffending, and investigate the future direction of justice policy in Scotland. 

Key issues we will address with you

  • Update on the policy context: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act, the extension of the Presumption Against Short Sentences, and further justice reforms contained in the upcoming Programme for Government
  • A review of the best possible services to support rehabilitation and reduce (or prevent) reoffending
  • Achieving greater collaboration in planning and delivery across statutory and non-statutory partners
  • Resource challenges posed by up to 4,413 extra Community Payback Orders
  • Safeguarding the rights of victims and protecting the public

Confirmed speakers

  • Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Scottish Government (tbc)
  • Dughall Laing, Director for Business Management & Development, Recruit With Convictions
  • Chaired byDr Hannah Graham, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology, University of Stirling

Click here for more information

Time

All Day (Wednesday)

Location

Central Edinburgh - Venue TBC

Edinburgh

27nov1:00 pm4:30 pmsafetalk training

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Safetalk Training

Safetalk Training

Time

(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Robert Burns Meeting Room

East Ayrshire Council HQ, London Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7BU

29nov9:00 am4:00 pmWhite Ribbon Scotland - National Conference 2019

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A conference to recognize the Defenders of Women’s Human Rights Day and provide information on White Ribbon Scotland.

About this Event

 

The day will be split into two halves; the first recognizing the work done by those defenders of women’s human rights, the second exploring the different work White Ribbon Scotland (WRS) is doing with men in helping eradicate gender-based violence.

The conference is open to WRS volunteers, ambassadors, and all those interested in joining our campaign. We invite all stakeholders interested in addressing violence against women in Scotland, finding out more about the male role in facilitating this, and celebrating the defenders of women’s human rights.

Registration from 09:00-10:00 for networking.

Click here to book your place

 

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth Holyrood Road Edinburgh EH8 8AS

29nov10:00 am4:00 pmImplementing Restorative Justice in Scotland Workshop

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The Scottish Government has committed to make restorative justice widely available across Scotland by 2023 and has published an action plan to support this. At present, the availability of restorative justice in Scotland is still relatively limited and variable across the country. This workshop is intended to support professionals in criminal justice social work and community justice to design, plan and implement restorative justice services across Scotland.
Contributors have extensive local and international expertise regarding the design and implementation of restorative justice.

The morning session focuses on the possibilities for the design and implementation of restorative justice, international evidence on effectively implementing restorative justice, and exploring the potentials and challenges for implementing restorative justice in Scotland.

The afternoon session will be highly interactive, drawing on design thinking and restorative practices to help participants work through the design of restorative justice services.

Your participation in the workshop will also contribute to the development of a ‘toolkit’ to help you design and implement restorative justice services in your area.

The event is free. Lunch, tea/coffee and other refreshments will be provided.

We expect high demand for the event and there are limited places to please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the venue is not fully accessible – there is step access into the building. If you may require any assistance with accessing the venue, please email the event organiser.

Date: Friday 29 November 2019
Time: 9:30am registration, 10am start, 4pm finish
Venue: St Trinnean’s Room, St Leonard’s Hall, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
Cost: Free
Event organiser: Dr Steve Kirkwood, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, The University of Edinburgh.

Email: s.kirkwood@ed.ac.uk

Time

(Friday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

St Leonard's Hall

St Trinnean’s Room, St Leonard’s Hall, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY