Community Care Live Draft Programme

Community Care Live draft programme

This page provides an outline of the sessions that will feature in the 2 day programme. Dates and timings will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Please note that registration gives you access to all sessions, which are available on a first come first served basis. Community Care Live Manchester 2017 is free to attend for all registered social workers and local authorities.

Full programme

Children and families sessions

Legal masterclass

Deprivation of liberty: The latest developments in case law

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  • Get up to speed on the latest case law relating to the deprivation of liberty
  • What the latest court rulings mean for social work practice
  • The key messages from cases, including the Staffordshire County Council v SRK ruling on deprivation of liberty and private care packages

Speaker: Mathieu Culverhouse, associate solicitor, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
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Female genital mutilation

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Supporting children and families during adoption breakdown

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Understanding and trusting your intuition: New lessons for social workers from psychological research

Drawing upon new research into the psychology of decision making by social workers, this session will explore:

  • The role of intuition in frontline social work practice
  • The way social workers’ intuition develops with experience and how to spot the key differences between experienced and novice practitioners
  • When to trust your intuition
  • How managers can support intuitive expertise rather than just seeking to reduce errors

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Whittaker, senior lecturer in social work, London South Bank University
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Achieving early permanence through Fostering for Adoption

Fostering for Adoption reduces the risk of additional moves within the care system and minimises delay in achieving security for children. But while the use of Fostering for Adoption is increasing there are still challenges to be navigated to ensure this route works well for all involved. This session will cover:

  • Who are the children most likely to benefit from Fostering for Adoption?
  • What systems do local authorities need to put in place to ensure Fostering for Adoption is integrated into care planning?
  • How to manage challenges from courts and other professionals
  • Preparing, assessing and supporting carers to manage issues such as contact and challenges to the care plan during the placement while providing security for the child
  • What needs to happen once a placement order is made to ensure a successful adoption?

Speaker: Elaine Dibben, adoption development consultant, CoramBAAF
Speaker: Viv Howorth, associate trainer, CoramBAAF
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The organisers reserve the right to change the programme, speakers or timings should circumstances require.

Adults’ sessions

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in adults: A hidden disability

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a lifelong intellectual disability caused by prenatal alcohol consumption that is often overlooked in adult social care. In this session you will find out:

  • How common FASD is in adults and what vulnerabilities arise from it
  • How to recognise FASD in adults and who is being missed
  • What support adults with FASD need and what happens when support is inadequate
  • What are the safeguarding issues?

Speaker: Joanna Buckard, director, Red Balloon Training & Consultancy
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Section 42 enquiries

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Self-neglect and hoarding

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Legal masterclass

Deprivation of liberty: The latest developments in case law

  • Get up to speed on the latest case law relating to the deprivation of liberty
  • What the latest court rulings mean for social work practice
  • The key messages from cases, including the Staffordshire County Council v SRK ruling on deprivation of liberty and private care packages

Speaker: Mathieu Culverhouse, associate solicitor, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
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Understanding and trusting your intuition: New lessons for social workers from psychological research

Drawing upon new research into the psychology of decision making by social workers, this session will explore:

  • The role of intuition in frontline social work practice
  • The way social workers’ intuition develops with experience and how to spot the key differences between experienced and novice practitioners
  • When to trust your intuition
  • How managers can support intuitive expertise rather than just seeking to reduce errors

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Whittaker, senior lecturer in social work, London South Bank University
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Domestic violence within older couples

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Care Act: Legal update

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Preparing for and attending the Court of Protection

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Using attachment theory to enhance your interviews: Lessons from the Adult Attachment Interview

The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) is the gold-standard tool for assessing attachment strategies in adults but using it is beyond the scope of most social work roles. This session will use the lessons from AAI to enhance the way you ask questions to your clients about attachment relationships and the way you listen to patterns of speech. It will include:

  • A recap of the main principles of attachment theory
  • An introduction to the Adult Attachment Interview
  • Transcripts and audio clips of adults’ speech that indicate the use of secure and insecure attachment strategies

Speaker: Lydia Guthrie, co-director, Change Point
Speaker: Clark Baim, co-director, Change Point
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The organisers reserve the right to change the programme, speakers or timings should circumstances require.

Management sessions:

Legal masterclass

Deprivation of liberty: The latest developments in case law

  • Get up to speed on the latest case law relating to the deprivation of liberty
  • What the latest court rulings mean for social work practice
  • The key messages from cases, including the Staffordshire County Council v SRK ruling on deprivation of liberty and private care packages

Speaker: Mathieu Culverhouse, associate solicitor, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
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Understanding and trusting your intuition: New lessons for social workers from psychological research

Drawing upon new research into the psychology of decision making by social workers, this session will explore:

  • The role of intuition in frontline social work practice
  • The way social workers’ intuition develops with experience and how to spot the key differences between experienced and novice practitioners
  • When to trust your intuition
  • How managers can support intuitive expertise rather than just seeking to reduce errors

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Whittaker, senior lecturer in social work, London South Bank University
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The organisers reserve the right to change the programme, speakers or timings should circumstances require.

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3 Responses to Community Care Live Draft Programme

  1. Calum February 2, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Can students attend ?

    • Sarah February 4, 2016 at 11:32 am #

      Well i attended last year and and attending this year, im a student.

  2. Rosie February 29, 2016 at 9:19 am #

    When will registration open?