Social care professionals will gather next month to share best practice and debate sector issues at Community Care Live in London.
Conference sessions include the following:
More sinned against than sinning? After years of spiralling numbers of young people in jail, will more attention at last be paid to community sentences and restorative justice to keep them out of prison? Speakers include Juliet Lyon, director of the Prison Reform Trust.
Social work and human rights
Department for Constitutional Affairs minister Baroness Ashton will talk about human rights and social work. The government seems to be back-pedalling on its own human rights legislation, yet there are increasing signs that it sees a more prominent role for social workers. What will it involve?
Your chance to be part of the big debate. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org– on any social care subject – to our expert panel, including Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and director of Kids Company. Or just rurn up on the day with your questions.
Gangs, guns and violence
As the knife and gun culture takes root on Britain’s streets, what is to be done? We bring together black and minority ethnic parents and local and national organisations, to explore the steps being taken to enable the children caught up in gang violence to lead normal lives.
Mental Health Bill
The bill has been one of the most controversial of this government. Shortly before the bill becomes law, we look at the implications and ask how it can be made to work in practice.
Community Care Live is on 16 and 17 May at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. Entrance is free. Register online or by calling 0870 787 3815.