Community Care Live is back – and in person

Registration open for annual social work event enabling practitioners to learn, network and explore new opportunities. We look forward to welcoming you back in October

Alex Ruck Keene speaking at Community Care Live 2019
Leading barrister Alex Ruck Keene is back to speak at this year's Community Care Live

Story updated 30 June 2021

Registration is open for Community Care Live, back as an in-person event on 12-13 October this year!

Following our successful virtual event last year, we are returning to London’s Business Design Centre to bring the social work profession together for two days of learning, networking and exploring new opportunities.

The success of the vaccine programme – and the vital work of all those involved in fighting Covid-19, not least social workers – has enabled us to take this step, but you can rest assured that the event will be run in accordance with applicable government guidance, with your safety our top priority.

While most of the more than 30 sessions are free access, we will be running, as previously, eight paid-for legal learning sessions with some of the top experts in adult social care law.

Top legal speakers

Leading Court of Protection barrister Alex Ruck Keene will be back to discuss the latest in Mental Capacity Act 2005 case law and the updated code of practice, while specialist mental capacity and social care lawyer Tim Spencer-Lane will be taking you through how the Liberty Protection Safeguards will replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Separately, Tim will also be providing a legal update on the Mental Health Act 1983 and the government’s plans to reform it.

On the children’s side, Family Rights Group principal legal adviser Caroline Lynch will be providing advice on the critical area of kinship care and special guardianship orders, while barrister William Dean will be guiding you through the challenges of section 20 of the Children Act 1989.

There are also sessions on continuing healthcare, with independent consultant Morag Duff; the Care Act 2014, wellbeing and human rights, with barrister Arianna Kelly; and cross-border social work post-Brexit, delivered by Children and Families Across Borders.

Look out over the next few weeks for updates on our extensive programme of free sessions.

As usual, the event cannot be run without the support of our sponsors and exhibitors, particularly our longstanding event partner Essex County Council and learning sponsor Hampshire County Council.

Book your free place now, sign up for our discounted legal sessions and we look forward to seeing you in October.

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6 Responses to Community Care Live is back – and in person

  1. Mark Monaghan June 17, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

    Where’s the date? Has it been confirmed as yet? People have a number of commitments, so it would help.

    • Mithran Samuel
      Mithran Samuel June 17, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

      Sorry Mark, dates now added.

      • Mark Monaghan June 22, 2021 at 4:35 pm #


  2. Gill Cain June 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

    Shame there is no online option for those of us who don’t live close to London.

    • Hazel June 21, 2021 at 10:56 am #

      Agreed – wonder why they can’t live stream the event?

      • Mithran Samuel
        Mithran Samuel June 21, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

        Unfortunately, it’s not possible for us to simulatenously run an in-person event and broadcast it virtually in this instance. We do understand the need for virtual learning and will continue to explore opportunities for this, but hope as many practitioners as possible will be able to join us at this year’s Live event.