A Tweeter’s guide to #cclive13: children and families

A guide to all things hashtag for Children and Families Live, taking place this Thursday

This year’s Community Care Live: Children and Families conference takes place this Thursday (November 14) at the business design centre in Islington, central London. See the full agenda here. If you’re attending on the day – or want to follow on Twitter – I thought I’d pull together a list of all things hashtag and ‘@’ handles for speakers. So, here we go…

Q: What’s the hashtag for the day?

A: #cclive13 (in previous years we have used #cclive but last year in a nightmareish and highly unlikely coincidence this clashed with some kind of comedy event. It was genuinely the most bizarre mix of social care and comedic texts I’ve ever seen).

Q: Can you let us know the Twitter handles for speakers?

A: Yup.  Below is a list of all of the speakers and (where possible) their Twitter IDs – thanks to @shirleyayres for the suggesting this for our last Community Care Live event. It went down well then so I thought I should do it again this time around!

I’ve also compiled a #cclive13: children and families Twitter list that you can use instead if you want to follow all the speakers on the day.

The list includes all of the speakers and organisations below and our Community Care journalists – who will be tweeting on the day. If you’re attending the event and would like your name added please leave a comment below with your Twitter handle!

If anyone below has a (Twitter?) next to their name it’s because I couldn’t track down a Twitter account for them. Feel free to tweet me @communitycare if I’ve missed you out

Here’s the list…

10am The Children and Families Bill: a progress report
David Norgrove, chair, Family Justice Board (Family justice review run by @MoJgovUK)

Anthony Douglas, chief executive, Cafcass (@mycafcass)

John Simmonds, director of policy, BAAF (@BAAFadoption

12 noon Keynote speech

Isabelle Trowler, chief social worker for children and families (@isabelletrowler)

1pm Raising the bar on inspection

Debbie Jones, national director for social care, Ofsted (@ofstednews)

Andrew Webb, president, the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (Twitter?)

2.30pm Are children’s safeguarding services sustainable?

Annie Hudson, chief executive, The College of Social Work (@CollegeofSW)

Ray Jones, professor of social work, Kingston University (Twitter?)

David Simmonds, chairman, children and young people’s board at Local Government Association (@CllrDSimmonds)

4.15pm Risk Factor Live – Direct work with children

Perdeep Gill, social care consultant, ADTI consultancy and training (Twitter?)


10.30am Why family intervention works

Louise Casey, head, Troubled Families Programme (Twitter?)

12.30pm Wiltshire: Where the voice of Every Child Matters

Jeremy Fletcher, strategic policy manager, Wiltshire Council (@wiltscouncil)

Damian Haasjes, strategic policy manager, Wiltshire Council (@wiltscouncil)

Heather Sexton, social worker, Wiltshire Council (@wiltscouncil)

2.15pm Surviving an unannounced Ofsted inspection

Harriet Jannetta, head of community social work, London Borough of Redbridge (@redbridgelive)

Catherine Worboyes, head of child protection, London Borough of Redbridge (@redbridgelive)

3.45pm The Care Leavers Stories Project: Messages for practice

Camelia Borg, care leaver and project interviewer, Care Leavers Stories (@cameliaborg)

Pete Fleischmann, head of coproduction, Social Care Institute for Excellent (@SCIE_socialcare)


10.45am ‘Total Reward’: enhancing CPD for social workers

Carrie McKenzie, head of organisational change, Medway Council (@medway_council)

Phil Watson, assistant director for children’s social care, Medway Council (@medway_council)

12.30pm Click for professionally-critical information

Lorna Holden, key account manager and trainer, Community Care Inform (@communitycare)
Natalie Valios, deputy content and technology manager, Community Care Inform (@communitycare)

1.30pm The effects of viewing pornography on children and young people

Kristina Massey, lecturer in criminal psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University (Twitter?)

2.30pm Practice messages from an evaluation of the Systemic Unit Model

David Westlake, research fellow, Tilda Golderg Centre for Social Work and Social Care (Twitter?)

3.30pm Navigating care planning: working with care proceedings timeframes and those of the child

Sophie Kershaw, service manager, Wells Street Family Drug and Alcohol Court, Coram and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (@coram and @CCLCUK)

Miranda Gittos, operational manager, children in need, Islington council (@IslingtonBC)

4.30pm Looked-after young people and the Mental Capacity Act

Roger Catchpole, consultant and trainer, YoungMinds (@YoungMindsUK


10.30am A holistic solution to inter and multi-agency data-sharing

Lee Coupland, director, Sentinel Partners (@sentinelpartner)

Graham McCusker, director, Sentinel Partners (@sentinelpartner)

12.45pm Developing newly qualified social workers: do we need a new approach?

Andrew Wyatt, assistant director, Lambeth council children and young people’s services (@lambeth_council)

2pm Using stimulation for reflective practice

Dr Jane Reeves, co-director, centre for child protection at University of Kent (@unikent)

3.15pm Staying ahead in education, health and care plans for pupils with complex needs

Karla Finikin, head of clinical services, The TCES Group (@TCESgroup)

Kellie Reichard, executive deputy head teacher, The TCES Group (@TCESgroup)

4.30pm Changing culture: an active case study from Southwark

Jenny Brennan, service manager, youth offending service, Southwark Council (@lb_southwark)

Roisin madden, service manager, family support service, Southwark Council (@lb_southwark)


10am Effectively using chronologies in child protection

Dr Flo Watson, safeguarding team manager, Norfolk County Council (@NorfolkCC)

11am Risk assessment and child protection: best practice and pitfalls

Ruth Gardner, advisor on child neglect, NSPCC (@NSPCC)

Gwynne Rayns, development manager, NSPCC (@NSPCC)

12.45pm Early findings from the Department for Education tender ‘Supporting foster services to recruit foster carers’

James Foyle, recruitment and retention consultant, The Fostering Network (@fosteringnet)

1.45pm Lessons from developing the Frontline graduate programme

Professor Donald Forrester, lead academic, Frontline Academy (@donaldforr)

Josh MacAlister, chief executive, Frontline (@Josh MacAlister)

Romi Bowen, strategic director of children and adult’s services, Southwark Council (@lb_southwark)

2.45pm The role of the Professional Capabilities Framework in relation to adoption and fostering

Vijay Patel, Professional standards lead, The College of Social Work (@vkp67)

3.45pm The resilience foster care model: lessons to promote placement stability 

Nicola Bradshaw, clinical psychologist (Twitter?)

Brian Johnson, project coordinator for resilience fostering, Staffordshire County Council (@staffordshireCC)

4.45pm Breaking the cycle of babies and children going into care

Mark Proctor, director, Ormiston children and families trust (@ormistoncft)

Kym Hackett, senior practitioner, Ormiston children and families trust (@ormistoncft)

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