The 2016 events will feature popular innovations from this year’s events such as the mock court and extended training session. Attend to:
In your own words, what will you be speaking on?:
Mate Crime happens when people in vulnerable situations are befriended by others who use that friendship as a vehicle for the exploitation or abuse of their victim. Mate crimes stretch from perpetrators ‘borrowing’ money or phones through to sexual exploitation and even murder. The workshop will address:
Why do you think this topic is so important and relevant in social care?
Mate crimes are hidden crimes, and very rarely reported. Whilst the ARC ‘Safety Net’ project was entirely concerned with people with learning disabilities, mate crimes happen to many other groups (including elderly people and people with mental health issues), and the lessons learned have general application.
What is your favourite thing about working in / with social care?
If you’re lucky, like me, working with both people with learning disabilities and social care staff, you just get to hang out with everything that is best about humanity on a daily basis.
In partnership with:
Birmingham City Council would like to welcome you to Community Care Live Birmingham 2016. We are delighted to be the main partner for the recruitment fair and we are looking forward to meeting you and hearing your insights and ideas. And of course tell you about what a brilliant city Birmingham is to live and work in.
Birmingham has had a number of challenging years, and we have spent some time reflecting on and learning from our mistakes. We now have a new Children’s Improvement Plan in place, and we are starting to see the impact of this on improving outcomes for the young people in our city.
Our Adult Social Care service continues to face similar challenges with the implementation of the Care Act, the implementation of our new and improved focus on improving our customer journey, alongside our work to enable our service users to get the right support at the right time.
We have a long way to go, and we know that we need a team of well supported, professional and empowered children and adult social workers in place to embed this change.
We are an exciting, diverse, dynamic and yes – challenging authority to work for. We are innovating, such as our recent ground breaking court case obtaining injunctions to protect a vulnerable young woman at risk of sexual exploitation. We are investing in our staff, through initiatives such as our professional development and practice improvement programme, and we are supporting our staff by listening to their feedback and working hard to improve their working conditions.
If you’d like to be part of this change come and meet us on at the exhibition and find out more about our recent achievements
50+ exhibiting organisations from local authorities, service providers and charities.
The International Convention Centre
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The ICC is located in the well-known, accessible Broad Street area of Birmingham city centre, adjacent to Brindleyplace and Centenary Square.
It is served by the UK’s largest interchange rail station, Birmingham New Street and the smaller Five Ways Station. Both stations are a short walk from the ICC and taxi ranks are situated close by.
The venue is easily accessible by road from all over the UK. Visitors from any direction can travel in to Birmingham using many different routes connected to the following motorways: M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.
Community Care Live Birmingham 2016 is free for all social workers registered with the HCPC or equivalent UK registration body. Your registration number will be required during the registration process. Free entry is also extended to local authority commissioners and procurement officers, local authority workforce and development leads/managers, police officers, youth offending teams and probation officers.
Please note all other job titles and areas of work will be charged at the congress delegate day rate of £199 + VAT on the day. If you have any questions please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: False declaration to a free place and/or distribution of promotional literature will not be accepted and will result in you being asked to leave the event. No under 18s. Final year degree students only. All session places are available on a first come, first served basis. The congress programme may change at short notice.