Working with In Control Scotland on ‘Taking the First Steps‘ with local authorities working to develop their self directed support for children and families.   May until September.  For information on the three that took place last summer listen to this link

In case you missed the introductory sessions, or even if you just want to remind yourself of what we covered, here is a copy of the presentation we have been using in all the areas who are getting involved in ‘Taking the First Steps’ this year’.

‘Progress for Providers’  events and training on outcomes based work and risk have all been taking place and more to come across Scotland.   To register interest for future events to help understanding and progress in responding to personalisation and SDS,  contact us or  email 

Watch out for training taking place across Scotland – see Changing Support, Changing Lives website

We presented a workshop on developments on personalisation with children and young people at the Social Services Expo and Conference 19th March in Edinburgh.  The conference is a partnership initiative of IRISS; Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC); Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW); Association of Directors of Social Work (ADSW); COSLA; Care Inspectorate; and Scottish Government.  The content is available from


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