This Blog will hopefully help you find your place within the Leadership Agenda. As you may already know the future of leadership in Scotland’s social services has been outlined through these activities: ‘Changing Lives’, ‘Investing in Children’s Futures’ and SWIA’s performance inspections, they have identified that effective leadership is essential to good quality outcomes for people who use social services and their carers. Scottish Government has asked the Scottish Social Services Learning Networks (SSSLN’s) and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to take forward the strategic direction for leadership in social services.
The SSSLN’s and SSSC are keen to engage with the sector to agree the strategic vision for leadership in social services over the coming years. We in the SSSLN’s will be communicating news and activity regularly through our website pages, e-bulletins, newsletters, briefings and events. We hope that you will take the opportunity to participate to make sure that the vision for leadership and planned activity meets your needs. To help with this we invite you to participate in our Leadership Blog, please read our policy on 'Writing for the web' before submitting your blog entry. Please send your Blog Entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Objectives for 2010-11 (Wed 20 Oct 2010) posted by Paula Aldin-Scott.
The SSSLNs and the SSSC aim to build on the achievements of leadership activity, in the sector to date, through the Changing Lives Leadership and Management Group and its partner organisations. Some of the activity to be built on includes ‘Leading to Deliver’ leadership development programme, leadership communities, the leadership framework for social services, the Standard for Childhood Practice and the Chief Social Work Officer guidance.
With financial support from Scottish Government, the emphasis for the coming year is on consolidating these achievements and engaging with the sector to set out the vision for leadership in social services. Key objectives for the Partnership include:
• Engaging with social service workers, employers and people who use services to identify development needs in relation to leadership
• Mapping existing leadership activity and promoting awareness of existing resources
• Further developing leadership communities
• Developing senior leadership capacity within social work services and collaboratively across sector boundaries
• Building on strategic links between leadership activity in social services, health and education.