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Social Care Conferences

Social Care Conferences UK organises high quality training events specifically for Social Workers and those working in or with social care organisations. These events focus on improving quality and provision of social care services, and integrating services to ensure continuity of care between agencies.

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Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding

Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding

Friday 27 January
De Vere West One, London

This conference focuses on the difficult issue of self neglect and adult safeguarding. Through national updates, practical case studies and extended masterclasses the conference will cover self neglect under the Care Act 2014,meeting the new statutory safeguarding guidance in March 2016, the legislative framework for self neglect, safeguarding people who self neglect: the evidence and what works, developing guidance for professionals when dealing with self neglect and resistance to engage with services, an extended session on hoarding, and an extended session on dealing with the underlying causes of self neglect working in partnership with service user.

Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

Monday 30 January
De Vere West One, London

This conference is aimed at all mental health professionals in front line services who have a role in supporting young peoples mental health & well being. The day will focus on The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health set out by the government in 2016 with the aim of creating a transformed service by 2020. Through national updates and case studies from current pilot sites this conference will detail the progress already being made to achieve The Five Year Forward View and give practical advice and guidance for professionals on how to achieve improvement within their service.

Reducing Restrictive Practice & Interventions

Reducing Restrictive Practice & Interventions

Friday 3 February
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on developing positive and proactive care, reducing the need and use of restrictive interventions in health and mental health services. The conference will cover all forms of restraint practice and how they can be reduced in your service. Through national and legal updates, extended sessions and case studies the conference will provide a practical guide to developing and implementing a restrictive intervention reduction programme in practice.

Masterclass: Individual Management Reviews for Domestic Homicide Reviews & the use of Root Cause Analysis

Masterclass: Individual Management Reviews for Domestic Homicide Reviews & the use of Root Cause Analysis

Tuesday 7 February
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

The purpose of a Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) is to identify improvements that should be made regarding how professionals and organisations work together to safeguard victims. The overriding aim is to prevent domestic violence homicide and to improve services for all domestic violence victims and their children. Individual agencies provide Individual Management Reviews (IMR) to Domestic Homicide Review Panels.  This course will provide those agencies that have been asked to provide an IMR with a methodology to ensure that the aims of a DHR are met and service improvements can be made. 

Masterclass: Complaints Handling & Response Letters

Masterclass: Complaints Handling & Response Letters

Wednesday 8 February
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This interactive and practical workshop will provide a structured approach to complaints handling and response writing.  Delegates will be taken through a methodology that will ensure that all complaints are properly investigated and that responses will stand up to scrutiny. There will be a complaint and letter writing case study during which delegates will receive feedback from the trainer.  

Domestic Violence and Adult Safeguarding

Domestic Violence and Adult Safeguarding

Friday 3 March
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Aimed at all members of the multi agency domestic violence safeguarding team this conference will focus on identifying and preventing domestic violence, and the safeguarding role in assessing and managing the risk to vulnerable adults. There will be a look at working in partnership with the police and information sharing and governance around domestic violence cases.

Caldicott Guardian Training Course

Caldicott Guardian Training Course

Monday 6 March
De Vere West One

Facilitated by Christopher Fincken; Chairman of the UK Caldicott Guardian Council this one day training course about Caldicott Guardian Principles has been developed to provide both practical and appropriate training for experienced Caldicott Guardians, their deputies and others involved in delivering the Caldicott Guardian Function in a wide range of Organisations. The day will provide sound foundations for those seeking to understand the Caldicott Guardian Role, and inspiration as to how it can be developed in their own organisations based on the latest National Guidance.

Other dates: Friday 24 March, Friday 19 May, Monday 19 June, Monday 17 July, Friday 6 October, Friday 3 November, Wednesday 6 December, Friday 15 December

The New Care Models for Integrating Health and Social Care through EHCH, PACS & MCPs

The New Care Models for Integrating Health and Social Care through EHCH, PACS & MCPs

Monday 27 March
De Vere West One, London

This one day conference is aimed at to health and social care leaders involved in the planning of population based healthcare, a concept that should underpin services delivered via multi-speciality community providers (MCP), primary and acute care systems (PACS) and accountable care organisations (ACO) and focuses on how organisations can successfully integrate health and social care practices to give better continuity and consistence in care, reduce readmissions, save costs and improve patient experience.

Masterclass: The Use of Restrictive Interventions: The legal framework

Masterclass: The Use of Restrictive Interventions: The legal framework

Wednesday 29 March
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Enhanced observations, physical restraint, mechanical restraint, manual restraint, rapid tranquilisation, searches, se-clusion and long-term segregation are all considered to be restrictive interventions and should be used with appropri-ate policies and procedures in place. It is important that restrictive interventions are used appropriately, legally and ethically and also part of a care programme aimed at reducing the interventions. This one day masterclass will be run by a practising Mental Health care lawyer and will give delegates the opportunity to raise issues and concerns specific to their own practice.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Mental Health Services

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Mental Health Services

Tuesday 25 April
De Vere West One, London

This conference focuses on safeguarding vulnerable adults in mental health services. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will update delegates on making safeguarding personal in mental health services, ensuring compliance with the Care Act, acting and escalating safeguarding concerns, training and educating frontline staff and ensuring effective partnership working. The conference will also include an extended legal update session, a focus on Mental Capacity, Choice and Autonomy in safeguarding, complex safeguarding around self neglect cases and the importance of learning from safeguarding investigations to ensure improvement.

Complaints Handling, Investigating, Resolving and Learning for Clinicians and Managers in Health and Social Care

Complaints Handling, Investigating, Resolving and Learning for Clinicians and Managers in Health and Social Care

Tuesday 25 April
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

The recent reports from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman quoted above highlight the importance of effective complaints investigation and ensuring the learning from complaints is embedded within the service. This conference will provide a practical guide to handling, investigating, responding and learning from complaints in health and social care. Through national updates, practical case studies and in depth expert sessions the conference aims to improve the effectiveness of complaints handling within your service, and ensure that complaints lead to change and improvements in patient care. 

Service User Experience in Mental Health

Friday 12 May
De Vere West One, London

Masterclass: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Masterclass: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Monday 19 June
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This in-depth masterclass offers the chance to explore the rationale behind the measures for safeguarding deprivation of liberty and examine the practical implications for healthcare professionals. There will be a detailed analysis of what constitutes Deprivation of Liberty rather than restriction of liberty. Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss previous case studies, and raise issues and concerns specific to their own practice.

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