Morning, Thursday, 16th November 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will assess the future for children’s services in England in light of continued reform of service models and concerns around resourcing raised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children.
Delegates will assess the next steps for addressing concerns around funding pressures in children’s social care, looking at the future for early intervention and best practice in commissioning, leadership and the use of data. Those in attendance will also discuss progress so far and future policy priorities for the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme, including lessons which can be learnt from successful projects and opportunities for producing long-term, sustainable changes.
Further sessions will assess the next steps for service redesign in children’s social care, following the Conservative Party’s manifesto commitment to continue to remove responsibility for children’s services from the weakest-performing local authorities and the announcement that the Government is developing an improvement system for local authority children’s services.
The future for collaboration and service integration in children’s services will also be discussed, as well as priorities for inspections ahead of the implementation of a new inspection framework for local authority children’s services from January 2018.