National Children and Adult Services conference 2006

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Hilton Metropole, Brighton

Last week, the National Children and Adult Services conference was held in Brighton.

Click on the following links for:-

Our first VODCAST from the conference on the theme of social work practices
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Webcasts of all the main plenary sessions

Headlines from the sessions below to read our coverage

Wednesday 18th October

Session: Chair of the LGA Children and Young People’s Board

NCAS news: Children’s green paper contains mixed messages

Session: Information Sharing – the foundations of good practice

NCAS news: CRB checking procedures are still inconsistent

Session: Driving quality and protection for service users through registering care workers

Care workers to re-register with GSCC after six years

Session: Implementing Our Health, Our Care, Our say

Effectiveness of individual budgets remains to be proven

‘Rehabilitation brings efficiency savings’

Session: Regional Collaboration for improving services

NCAS news: Collaborative approach to Welsh pay could worsen recruitment crisis

Session: Plenary – The RT Hon Alan Johnson, secretary of state for education and skills

NCAS news: Johnson admits that government has exerted too much power over councils in the past

Ministers reinforce children’s agenda and hint at schools funding rethink

Thursday 19th October

Session: Meet the LGA leading members

NCAS news: Ivan Lewis: status of social workers is rising

Plenary – Tim Loughton shadow minister for children and for health

NCAS news: Loughton: high profile abuse cases have created risk averse culture

Plenary – Steve Webb Liberal Democrat shadow secretary of state for health

NCAS news: Lib Dems could back Wanless’ partnership model for care

Looked after children green paper

NCAS news: Laming to chair children in care working group

Working groups on Care Matters set up

Schools Reform – the new role of local government in education

‘Force academies to take children in care’

Local Area Agreements – delivering outcomes

GPs urged to be good social care partners

Friday 20th October

Session: No school standards without every child matters and no ECM without school standards

NHS failing to engage with Every Child Matters

Session: The insanity of Penal policy – the British obsession with custody

Give councils a financial incentive to fund schemes keeping children out of prison, says Martin Narey

Narey: ‘Fund councils to prevent custody’

Plenary – Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, secretary of state for health

Funding for adult social care unsustainable, says Patricia Hewitt

Evidence on preventative social care needed if more money to be found

Hewitt to pressure Hutton over reform

Plenary – ADSS Presidential Address

‘No quick fixes’ for children in care


Councils told to value staff who are carers

Joint commissioning remains marginal part of lacal authority plans



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