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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.

FEATURED EVENT

Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding

Monday 25 September
De Vere West One, London

This conference which features extended interactive masterclass focuses on the difficult issue of self neglect and adult safeguarding. Through national updates, practical case studies and extended interactive group work the conference will cover self neglect under the Care Act 2014, meeting the statutory safeguarding guidance,  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 in a multidisciplinary way.

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

Service User Experience in Mental Health

Friday 12 May
De Vere West One, London

Through national updates, lived experience and practical case studies the conference will provide a step by step guide to measuring, monitoring and improving service user experience in mental health services. Expert sessions will focus on monitoring adherence to the NICE Quality Standard on service user experience in mental health, measuring and monitoring experience in mental health crisis, changing the culture of an organisation, listening and learning from individuals and demonstrating responsiveness to feedback, real time service user feedback, and using always events as a positive approach to always events.

Caldicott Guardian Training Course

Caldicott Guardian Training Course

Friday 19 May
De Vere West One, London

Facilitated by Christopher Fincken Former Chairman (2012-2017) 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: Monday 19 June, Monday 17 July, Monday 18 September, Friday 6 October, Friday 3 November, Thursday 7 December, Friday 15 December

Masterclass: Complaints Handling & Response Letters

Masterclass: Complaints Handling & Response Letters

Tuesday 23 May
De Vere West One Conference Centre

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.  

Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Mandatory Safeguarding Training in Accordance with the Intercollegiate Guidelines

Safeguarding Children: Level 3 Mandatory Safeguarding Training in Accordance with the Intercollegiate Guidelines

Monday 12 June
De Vere, West One, London

The course is interactive and aims to highlight the key principles of safeguarding children and young people, with a view to embedding best practice in safeguarding in accordance with the core UK legislative  framework and guidance. Healthcare and allied professionals requiring level 3 mandatory safeguarding children and young adults training and those professionals requiring an insight into safeguarding principles and best practice. Certificates for this training counts as the 3 yearly safeguarding children training in accordance with Intercollegiate guidelines.

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

Wednesday 14 June
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: 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.

Other dates: Tuesday 12 December

Adult Safeguarding Summit 2017: Improving Adult Safeguarding Practice  Decision Making, User Involvement & Outcomes

Adult Safeguarding Summit 2017: Improving Adult Safeguarding Practice Decision Making, User Involvement & Outcomes

Monday 19 June
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

We are pleased to announce National Safeguarding Adults Summit which this year will focus on improving adult safeguarding practice: decision making, user involvement and outcomes. The conference aims to bring together adult safeguarding leads to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas you are facing in practice in moving forward with ‘making safeguarding personal’.

National Data Security Standards for Health and Social Care: Information Governance Summit 2017

National Data Security Standards for Health and Social Care: Information Governance Summit 2017

Monday 26 June
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

The National Information Governance Summit 2017 focuses on monitoring adherence to the 10 National Standards for Data Security which were proposed by the National Data Guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott in July 2016. Through national updates, extended in-depth sessions and practical case studies the conference will provide you with a guide to ensuring compliance with the new standards in practice.

Effective Discharge Planning and Practice

Effective Discharge Planning and Practice

Monday 10 July
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference looks at effectively managing patient discharge from hospital to community care for adults with social care needs. A key focus will be joint multidisciplinary/multiagency working to limit delays in transfer of care and to support patients to remain independent after discharge from hospital.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Towards the Liberty Protection Safeguards: Present practice and Implications of the 2017 Law Commission Report

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Towards the Liberty Protection Safeguards: Present practice and Implications of the 2017 Law Commission Report

Friday 14 July
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – implementing the recommendations of the Law Commission Review which is due for publication in March 2017. Chaired, and featuring an extended session by Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister & Consultant to the Law Commission working on the review, the conference will support you to understand and implement changes to DoLS in line with the Law Commission recommendations. This conference will provide you with the option of 2 streams specifically designed to focused on your area of expertise with Stream A focusing on Hospitals and Stream B focusing on Supervisory Bodies. 

Masterclass: Preventing Burnout in the Health and Social Care Professions

Masterclass: Preventing Burnout in the Health and Social Care Professions

Monday 25 September
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

It has been well established that burnout occurs more frequently amongst professional people in the caring professions of medicine, nursing, social work and teaching and other people facing occupations. This innovative masterclass seeks to focus on a number interconnecting issues that are likely to be present: the issue of declining physical and mental health and how it impacts on performance and capability; the issue of stigma and how this relates to absenteeism and early retirement. Research indicates that the prevalence of burnout within healthcare professions approaches 25%.

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