Community Care Online Seminars

Community Care is pleased to announce a series of online seminars developed specifically for you, the social care professional. The seminars are based on hot topics from Community Care‘s range of conferences and events and will be hosted by expert speakers.

Online seminars will take place during November and December and will cover the following topics: 

Tuesday, 10th November: Child Protection: learning from serious cases
Thursday, 12th November: Reablement: the key to prevention
Tuesday, 1st December: Dementia
Wednesday, 2nd December: Vulnerable Adults

NB: These webinars have now been archived for about 6 months. While you can no longer post questions to speakers, you can still view these events on-demand by using the contact details below. 

These events present a flexible learning environment whereby you can learn directly from your desk and contribute to your PRTL, but you don’t have to waste valuable time travelling to and from a conference venue. You will also benefit from the unique opportunity to post questions directly to the panel of expert speakers so you can get the information that matters most to you.

Key Benefits:

  • Hear from social care experts
  • Have the opportunity to post questions
  • Participate from your desk
  • Get the facts that matter in one hour
  • Gain points towards your post-registration training and learning (PRTL)

Child Protection: Learning from serious cases
Tuesday, 10th November
9.30am to 10.30am

Serious case reviews (SCRs) are a vital tool for every social worker keen to identify lessons for safeguarding children well. Our online seminar on learning from serious cases gives child protection workers the chance to hear two leading experts and put questions to them live on the web. When a child dies or is seriously injured because of abuse or neglect, practitioners need to understand how and why so that similar incidents can be prevented wherever possible. Since Baby Peter, SCRs have been considered even more important as a way of learning from shortcomings in practice and inter-agency working so that the care and support of children at risk can be improved.

Join our online seminar to find out how the findings of SCRs can be made integral to reflective practice, what some of the most important lessons have been, and how they can change the way in which you work.

To book, simply call 020 7347 3500 and talk to our events team .

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Perdeep Gill, Independent Child Protection Trainer and Consultant
In addition to training and consultancy, Perdeep provides specialist advice on safeguarding cases involving ethnic minorities and Local Safeguarding Children Board development.  She graduated with a social work qualification in 1990 and is a child protection adviser to BME voluntary and faith groups.

Learning Points

  • What we can learn from serious case reviews
  • Which interventions do SCRs tell us are most successful?
  • Building SCRs into reflective practice
  • Making the most of SCRs to improve social work practice

Sue Woolmore, Independent Chair, Local Safeguarding Children Board

Sue has been involved with Serious Case Reviews in her work on local safeguarding children’s boards and has a part-time post with the NSPCC to maximise the charity’s contribution to safeguarding children through its membership of the boards. Previously she has worked to raise awareness of safeguarding children issues among politicians, professionals and young people themselves.

Learning Points

  • Essential ingredients of social work practice identified by learning from SCRs
  • How SCRs highlight the importance of understanding children’s development
  • Significance of Attachment Theory in the context of SCRs
  • Working with disguised compliance among parents and carers

Reablement: the key to protection
Thursday, 12th November
3.30pm to 4.30pm

Reablement to keep older people living as independently as possible should be at the heart of good preventative care for older people. Our online seminar shows how an effective reablement service should be set up and what skills are necessary to deliver it well.

Our experts will talk about the results achieved with intensive, multidisciplinary short-term programmes of care and support as the key to preventing long-term dependency. They will discuss approaches to reablement that have enabled older people to stay out of emergency care. Where admission to hospital has occurred, our experts show how reablement can help older people back into their own homes to lead independent lives and dramatically reduce the need for long-term packages of care.

The government sees reablement as central to the development of social care, particularly as a growing body of evidence demonstrates that it works for older people themselves and saves money which can be reinvested in frontline services. Book a place on our online seminar to find out about best practice in this rapidly emerging field.

To book, simply call 020 7347 3500 and talk to our events team.

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Dr Karen Windle, National Evaluation Leader, Partnerships for Older People Projects

As leader of the national evaluation of Popps, Karen has gathered clear evidence on reablement and how to make it an effective social care tool. She is senior research fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent.  Karen’s research activities are primarily in the older people, systemic reorganisation, health and social care fields focusing particularly on policy analysis and practice.

Learning Points

  • Reablement as part of an effective prevention strategy
  • Reorganising health and social care services to focus on reablement
  • Using reablement to improve quality of life and build independence
  • Why reablement is more cost effective than existing services

Mark Lloyd, Group Operations Director of Essex Cares

Mark Lloyd has worked in senior management and consultancy for the past 25 years within the adult social care field. Mark has led the delivery of Essex County Council’s new Reablement Service and now acts as the Interim Director for the newly formed Essex Cares. Mark is also director of Care and Health Solutions and chair of Inspire Community Trust.

Learning Points

  • Transforming domiciliary care to deliver a model of reablement and prevention.
  • Frontline workers learning new skill sets to deliver reablement.
  • Achieving a performance outcome-driven service.
  • Delivering an intensive service model which achieves measured improvements in independent living.

Tuesday, 1st December: Dementia
Information to be uploaded shortly

Wednesday, 2nd December: Vulnerable Adults
Information to be uploaded shortly


How does an online seminar work? Essentially, an online seminar is an internet broadcast (just like radio or television). Our panel of speakers sit in a recording studio and the coverage is shown in real time, which means if you have a question it will be answered right away.

How much does an online seminar cost? £45.

What is the duration of the seminars? 1 hour

What do I need to view the online seminar? All you need is a PC or Mac which is hooked up to the internet. You may also want some headphones so you can listen in without disturbing those around you.

In what format do the Community Care Online Seminars take? Our seminars incorporate audio and visual elements so you will be able to watch and hear the panel and also see the presentation slides. During the seminar there will be poll questions and opportunity to post questions directly to the speakers.

How do I book an online seminar? To book, simply call 020 7347 3500 and talk to our events team. Have your debit/credit card to hand as payment will be taken over the telephone. If you are unable to pay over the telephone please provide details for an invoice to be sent out to. Once you have booked with us you will receive a confirmation email.

Who will benefit from Community Care Online Seminars? The series of online seminars has been developed specifically for you, the social care professional. The Community Care team have created the series to help you in your decision making process in the most difficult and sensitive of topics within the children and adult sectors.

To book, simply call 020 7347 3500 and talk to our events team.

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