Morning, Thursday, 29th September 2022
This conference will be an opportunity to discuss priorities for the children’s care system in England.
Taking place following the expected publication of the final findings of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, the conference will be a timely opportunity to consider the lessons that can be learnt from the review, as well as to assess its recommendations.
There will be further discussion on issues faced by children and families throughout their time in the care system, their relationships with social workers, and on future provision for care leavers.
Delegates will also consider the future of the social care market following the CMA’s market study, which outlines key recommendations for the sector moving forward.
Further areas for discussion include:
- priorities for children’s care system - capacity ◦ maintaining standards at both national & regional levels ◦ funding into the future
- children and families - children’s needs, support & outcomes ◦ early intervention ◦ keeping families together ◦ mental health ◦ educational attainment ◦ pathways into further study & employment
- the workforce - recruitment & retention ◦ training & CPD ◦ support & pay ◦ caseload burden ◦ parity of esteem ◦ developing the profession
- best practice - implementation ◦ learning from other jurisdictions
We are pleased to include keynote sessions with Mark Riddell, National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers on key policy priorities for the children’s care system moving forward; and Dan Turnbull, Director, Markets, CMA.