National Social Services Conference 2004


Community Care will be bringing you all the latest news
from the National Social Services Conference 2004 throughout this

The main plenary sessions will be webcast live to ensure that
anyone unable to make the journey to Newcastle will be able to tune
in to the latest coverage from the comfort of their own desk.

The main speakers at this year’s conference, entitled
Communities that Care, Services that
”, include education secretary Charles Clarke,
health secretary John Reid and incoming president of the
Association of Directors of Social Services Tony Hunter.
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event at your own convenience.

Community Care is also providing our readers with the
ideal opportunity to participate in the conference whether you are
attending the conference or not.

Prior to the conference starting you can email any questions
clearly stating which speaker and plenary session they are for to

If inspiration strikes during the live sessions, you will also
be able to email your questions to Community Care at the
addresses below and we will feed them in to the chairs of each

Our dedicated team of reporters will also bring you the latest
coverage throughout the week at
and there will be a round up of the main coverage in the 28 October
issue of Community Care.

Conference sessions

Plenary Session 1

Speaker:- Edgar Cahn

Plenary Session 2
Delegates have the opportunity to discuss the image of social
Speakers:- Polly Neate, editor or Community Care and filmmaker
Roger Graef

Plenary Session 3

Speaker:- Sir Michael Bichard, chair of the Bichard Inquiry

Plenary Session 4

Speaker: Charles Clarke, Secretary of State for Education

Plenary Session 5

Inspection and Improvement: Can we do both?
Speakers:- David Bell from Ofsted, David Behan from CSCI and Steve
Bundred from the Audit Commission

Plenary Session 6

Services that Deliver
Speakers:- Lin Homer, Christine Davies, Kathryn Hudson

Plenary Session 7

Speaker:- Andrew Lansley Conservative health spokesperson

Plenary Session 8

Speaker:- Paul Burstow, Liberal Democrat health spokesperson

Plenary Session 9

Speaker:- Councillor Alison King, chair of the children and young
people board, Local Government Association

Plenary Session 10

Presidential address
Speaker:- Tony Hunter, president of the Association of Directors of
Social Services

Plenary Session 11

Speaker:- Dr John Reid, secretary of state for health

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