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Delivery Programme

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2019-2020 Overview

The Delivery Programme details our annual calendar of learning resources and events. The programme is informed by consultation with our Partnership network. This year the programme has four key topics:

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  • Leadership
  • Safeguarding
  • Exploitation
  • Housing and homelessness

In addition to the four key topics, there will be resources to support practice in relation to strengths-based working, working in prisons and inclusive practice with people who are autistic.

Tailored Support services also form part of the Delivery Programme for Research in Practice for Adults Partners.

Download the RiPfA Delivery ProgrammeA PDF download  is also available.

 

*All Tailored Support for 2019-20 MUST be booked and confirmed by 14 December 2019.

 

Activity by month

March

DateLocationTitleType

March

 

Joint working between social care and housing: Research and Policy Update 144 March 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

7 March

Birmingham

Social care, housing and homelessness: Partnership Conference

This year’s Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) annual Partnership Conference will examine social care, housing and homelessness. It will explore:
  • National policy context.
  • Legislation – recent changes and capacity.
  • Housing and social care interfaces – working together effectively.
  • Homelessness and complexity.
  • Housing supply – its role in maintaining independence for longer and relieving pressure across other areas of the system.
The day will hear from key speakers as well as offering interactive opportunities for discussion among delegates.

Image: Conference iconPartnership Conference: Network Event

19 March

Online

Critically Reflective Practice: Making sense of uncertainty

Engaging in reflective practice can enable us to develop confidence and resilience, as well as improving the work we do.

Aimed at practitioners and managers working in children’s and adult social care, this Webinar aims to enable practitioners to recognise the support they need from supervisors and leaders in order to engage in reflective practice. It will also focus on strategies to support the development of individual reflective practice skills.

Designed for: Practitioners and managers working in children’s and adult social care.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Pre-recorded Webinar

26 March

Bristol

Trauma-informed approaches in adult social care

Adults being supported by mental health services often present complex behaviour patterns that have their roots in trauma and corresponding survival mechanisms. This workshop will investigate trauma-informed approaches, assist practitioners in developing different ways of supporting people, and will help individuals to understand and reframe their response to situational or relational triggers.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

28 March

Birmingham

Commissioning transitional mental health services that meet the needs of young people

Young people experiencing mental health issues can find transition to adulthood challenging. Reasons for this include:

  • Young people not being eligible for adult mental health services.
  • Adult mental health services not offering the right kind of support.
  • Adult mental health support being very different in its approach to child mental health services.
  • Some young people being better served by other kinds of support offered by public health, education or community support services.

This Knowledge Exchange Workshop will consider how we can develop creative, innovative and co-produced services that better support young people experiencing mental health issues during their transition to adulthood.

Aimed at: People who have a role in commissioning mental health services, including commissioners with a remit around mental health, public health or transition services.

You can also allocate your workshop places to CCG based commissioners, Community Mental Health Teams and those working in psychiatric settings.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

April

DateLocationTitleType
April  

Working with loneliness: Research and Policy Update 145 April 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

2 April

Online

Embedding human rights across social care

Providing practical examples of what rights based working can look like in practice, this Webinar aims to build the confidence of practitioners in meeting the requirements of a range of rights based legislation. It will also draw the links between rights and strengths based approaches.

Designed for: Practitioners and managers working in adult social care.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Pre-recorded Webinar

3 April

Birmingham

Restorative practice

Restorative practice enables all parties affected by a particular incident to play a role in repairing harm and find positive solutions. Sitting within the broad concept of strength-based working (see the recently published strengths-based practice framework) the approach empowers adults to make decisions about their lives based on their needs. This focused Knowledge Exchange Workshop will take an in-depth look at the evidence, practice and implementation of restorative practice in adult social care settings.

The workshop is led by Rachel Quine, an accredited Restorative Practitioner and trainer at the Royal Borough of Greenwich – and Tricia Pereira, who is Co-Chair of the National Adult Principal Social Workers Network and co-author of the Practice handbook which accompanies the strengths-based practice framework.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Knowledge Exchange workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

4 April

Manchester

Commissioning transitional mental health services that meet the needs of young people

Young people experiencing mental health issues can find transition to adulthood challenging. Reasons for this include:

  • Young people not being eligible for adult mental health services.
  • Adult mental health services not offering the right kind of support.
  • Adult mental health support being very different in its approach to child mental health services.
  • Some young people being better served by other kinds of support offered by public health, education or community support services.

This Knowledge Exchange Workshop will consider how we can develop creative, innovative and co-produced services that better support young people experiencing mental health issues during their transition to adulthood.

Aimed at: People who have a role in commissioning mental health services, including commissioners with a remit around mental health, public health or transition services.

You can also allocate your workshop places to CCG based commissioners, Community Mental Health Teams and those working in psychiatric settings.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

May

DateLocationTitleType

May

 

What makes safeguarding work well?: Research and Policy Update 146 May 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

14 May

Online

Working effectively with people who use alcohol and other drugs harmfully

Providing an overview of harmful drug and alcohol use and drawing on strengths based approaches, this Webinar provides practical examples of how practitioners can work positively with people affected by addiction. It aims to build the confidence of practitioners in meeting the needs of people with addiction and their families.

Designed for: Practitioners working in adult social care.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Pre-recorded Webinar

15 May

NCVO, London

Transitional safeguarding

The complexities of safeguarding children and adults have been challenging practice. Issues of violent crime, gang activity, domestic abuse, modern slavery, trafficking and sexual exploitation require local areas to adapt and innovate safeguarding practice with adolescents and young adults.

Bringing together emerging research with examples of innovative local practice, this joint Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults workshop will provide the opportunity to explore transitional safeguarding, and will support participants to reflect on practice and leadership within this area.

Delegates are asked to attend in pairs from their local area, with one strategic level participant from Adult Services and the other from Children’s Services.

Designed for: Those who are responsible for developing and leading safeguarding practice in Adult and Children’s Services. This might include Principal Social Workers, Assistant Directors or others with responsibility for practice and service development.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

20 May

Online

Working effectively with people living with dementia and their families

Providing an overview of dementia and drawing on strengths based approaches, this series of clips provide practical examples of how practitioners can work positively with people affected by dementia. They aim to build the confidence of practitioners in meeting the needs of people with dementia and their families.

Designed for: Practitioners working in adult social care.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Pre-recorded Webinar

21 May

NCVO, London

Understanding and responding to the exploitation of adults

Exploitation of adults is an area of developing practice. As we begin to learn more about the needs of adults who experience exploitation, this workshop will provide delegates the opportunity to explore this area of practice, build skills in understanding the experience of exploitation and gain useful responses.

Designed for: People working in practice.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

June

DateLocationTitleType

June

 

Working with modern slavery: Research and Policy Update 147 June 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

June

 

Financial exploitation

Financial exploitation (or financial abuse) can take the form of fraud, theft or taking and using property without permission. This Brief Guide aims to provide accessible and clear information to support adults who may be at risk or a victim of financial exploitation, including an overview of the role and responsibilities of social care services.

Designed for: People with lived experience, social workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

Image: Brief Guide iconBrief Guide: Publication

June

 

Housing, wellbeing and adult social care

This Brief Guide provides a clear and accessible overview of how where a person lives can impact on their wellbeing. It aims to support adults and carers, alongside practitioners across both housing and social care, to identify what should be available and how to work together to achieve best outcomes.

Designed for: People with lived experience, social workers, housing workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

Image: Brief Guide iconBrief Guide: Publication

June

 

Understanding and responding to the exploitation of adults

Exploitation of adults is not a widely understood area of working with adults. There are a number of different types of exploitation, which have commonalities. This briefing aims to explore the commonalities, and the differences, of different types of exploitation to support a systems-wide approach to both preventing and responding to exploitation.

Aimed at: Leaders working in adult social care.

Image: Leaders’ Briefing iconLeaders’ Briefing: Publication

3 June

Online

Working with loss

Loss can have an impact on social care practitioners, in terms of their own personal lives, and in their professional work with adults dealing with loss.

This Webinar looks at how practitioners can develop resilience and support others in relation to dealing with loss. It also highlights things supervisors and leaders can do to support frontline workers in working effectively with loss.

Designed for: Practitioners and managers working in adult social care.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Pre-recorded Webinar

6 June

Colmore Gate, Birmingham

Understanding and responding to the exploitation of adults

Exploitation of adults is an area of developing practice. As we begin to learn more about the needs of adults who experience exploitation, this workshop will provide delegates the opportunity to explore this area of practice, build skills in understanding the experience of exploitation and gain useful responses.

Designed for: People working in practice.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

17 June

Online

Supporting with people with learning disabilities to have positive sexual relationships

Adults with learning disabilities often describe feeling lonely and aspire to have intimate relationships with others. This Webinar focuses on the ways in which practitioners can work with people with learning disabilities to enable them to fulfil their wishes to develop relationships.

Designed for: Practitioners and managers working in adult social care.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Pre-recorded Webinar

19 June

The Studio, Manchester

Understanding and responding to the exploitation of adults

Exploitation of adults is an area of developing practice. As we begin to learn more about the needs of adults who experience exploitation, this workshop will provide delegates the opportunity to explore this area of practice, build skills in understanding the experience of exploitation and gain useful responses.

Designed for: People working in practice.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

July

DateLocationTitleType

July

 

The role of advocacy: Research and Policy Update 148 July 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

2 July

Colmore Gate, Birmingham

Transitional safeguarding

The complexities of safeguarding children and adults have been challenging practice. Issues of violent crime, gang activity, domestic abuse, modern slavery, trafficking and sexual exploitation require local areas to adapt and innovate safeguarding practice with adolescents and young adults.

Bringing together emerging research with examples of innovative local practice, this joint Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults workshop will provide the opportunity to explore transitional safeguarding, and will support participants to reflect on practice and leadership within this area.

Delegates are asked to attend in pairs from their local area, with one strategic level participant from Adult Services and the other from Children’s Services.

Designed for: Those who are responsible for developing and leading safeguarding practice in Adult and Children’s Services. This might include Principal Social Workers, Assistant Directors or others with responsibility for practice and service development.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

August

DateLocationTitleType

August

 

Supporting older people with drug and alcohol problems: Research and Policy Update 149 August 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

September

DateLocationTitleType

September

 

Effective support for people transitioning out of prison: Research and Policy Update 150 September 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

12 September

King's House, Manchester

Transitional safeguarding

The complexities of safeguarding children and adults have been challenging practice. Issues of violent crime, gang activity, domestic abuse, modern slavery, trafficking and sexual exploitation require local areas to adapt and innovate safeguarding practice with adolescents and young adults.

Bringing together emerging research with examples of innovative local practice, this joint Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults workshop will provide the opportunity to explore transitional safeguarding, and will support participants to reflect on practice and leadership within this area.

Delegates are asked to attend in pairs from their local area, with one strategic level participant from Adult Services and the other from Children’s Services.

Designed for: Those who are responsible for developing and leading safeguarding practice in Adult and Children’s Services. This might include Principal Social Workers, Assistant Directors or others with responsibility for practice and service development.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

18 September

The Studio, Birmingham

Working with people who have experienced prison

This workshop will explore how you can effectively work with people who are currently in prison, or who have been in prison. It will cover some of the structural barriers and issues that can be experienced in building relationships and support, alongside examples of lived experience to explore specific needs and feelings associated with being in prison.

Designed for: People working in practice with adults.

Image: Tailored Support iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

19 September

Engineers' House, Bristol

Transitional safeguarding

The complexities of safeguarding children and adults have been challenging practice. Issues of violent crime, gang activity, domestic abuse, modern slavery, trafficking and sexual exploitation require local areas to adapt and innovate safeguarding practice with adolescents and young adults.

Bringing together emerging research with examples of innovative local practice, this joint Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults workshop will provide the opportunity to explore transitional safeguarding, and will support participants to reflect on practice and leadership within this area.

Delegates are asked to attend in pairs from their local area, with one strategic level participant from Adult Services and the other from Children’s Services.

Designed for: Those who are responsible for developing and leading safeguarding practice in Adult and Children’s Services. This might include Principal Social Workers, Assistant Directors or others with responsibility for practice and service development.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

25 September

Engineers' House, Bristol

Working with people who have experienced prison

This workshop will explore how you can effectively work with people who are currently in prison, or who have been in prison. It will cover some of the structural barriers and issues that can be experienced in building relationships and support, alongside examples of lived experience to explore specific needs and feelings associated with being in prison.

Designed for:
People working in practice with adults.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

26 September

TBC

Costs, complexity and compassion: The leadership challenge

Image: Leaders’ Forum: Network Event iconLeaders’ Forum: Network Event

September

 

Working together across housing and social care

The legislation, language, culture and priorities of housing and social care departments can be challenging to negotiate and understand for practitioners.

This Practice Tool provides an overview and useful tools to support communication and joint working for the ultimate benefit of adults and carers.

Designed for: Social workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

Image: Practice Tool iconPractice Tool: Publication

October

DateLocationTitleType

October

 

Social work and occupational therapy in a mental health setting: Research and Policy Update 151 October 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

October

 

Leading with compassion: What does the evidence say?

We all have capacity to demonstrate leadership regardless of the formal role we carry out, but many of us do not recognise ourselves as leaders. Social care staff are uniquely placed to show social care leadership particularly when their role requires them to work with multi-disciplinary professionals. This Supervisor’s Briefing will support supervisors to support individuals and teams to develop their capacity to show leadership.

Designed for: Supervisors working in Adult social care.

Image: Supervisors’ Briefing iconSupervisors’ Briefing: Publication

October

 

Systems Leadership: Enhancing the role of social care

Legislative demands and financial constraints require services to increasingly work together across traditional service boundaries. This Strategic Briefing looks at what systems leadership can bring to this process and illustrates the culture required to make it a successful venture.

Designed for: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, Heads of Service and team managers in Adult Services.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

October

 

Embedding trauma-informed approaches across the life course

We are all impacted by our past experiences, which can have a lasting effect on the way we view and experience the world. This Frontline Briefing will enable practitioners to understand how complex trauma affects us at different stages of the life course. Practitioners reading this publication will build their confidence in applying trauma-informed approaches in their work with people across the life course.

Designed for: Social workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontine Briefing: Publication

October

 

Autism inclusive practice

This Practice Tool provides an overview of ways in which practitioners can work more inclusively with people who are autistic. It also signposts to a range of resources and further reading that supports practice in this area. The resource is useful not only for people working in adult services, but people working at any place in an organisation, as the messages are applicable to working with colleagues, as much as they are in working with people in our practice.

Designed for: All those working within organisations.

Image: Practice Tool iconPractice Tool: Publication

15 October

Maple House, Birmingham

Link Officers’ Annual Meeting

Image: Link Officers' Annual Meeting Network Event iconLink Officers' Annual Meeting: Network Event

November

DateLocationTitleType

November

 

Supporting carers with end of life care: Research and Policy Update 152 November 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

7 November

Online

Leading with compassion: What does the evidence say?

We all have capacity to demonstrate leadership regardless of the formal role we carry out but many of us do not recognise ourselves as leaders. Social care staff are uniquely placed to show social care leadership particularly when their role requires them to work with multi-disciplinary professionals. This Webinar, which is linked to the briefing produced earlier in the year, will support supervisors to support individuals and teams to develop their capacity to show leadership.

Designed for: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, Heads of Service and team managers in Adult Services.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

12 November

Engineers' House, Bristol

Working with complexity: Social care and accommodation interfaces

It can be challenging to unpick the best support options available for people who live in insecure housing or are at risk of homelessness due to a range of interrelating factors (for example, alcohol or mental wellbeing). This workshop will draw from local best practice to explore ways of working to achieve sustainable accommodation and support in complex circumstances.

Designed for: Social workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

Image: Knowledge Exchange workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

19 November

NCVO, London

Working with people who have experienced prison

This workshop will explore effective working with people who are currently in prison, or who have been in prison. It will cover some of the structural barriers and issues that can be experienced in building relationships and support, alongside examples of lived experience to explore specific needs and feelings associated with being in prison.

Designed for: People working in practice with adults.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

December

DateLocationTitleType

December

 

Strengths based conversations to support assessment: Research and Policy Update 153 December 2019

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

3 December

The Studio, Birmingham

Working with complexity: Social care and accommodation interfaces

It can be challenging to unpick the best support options available for people who live in insecure housing or are at risk of homelessness due to a range of interrelating factors (for example, alcohol or mental wellbeing). This workshop will draw from local best practice to explore ways of working to achieve sustainable accommodation and support in complex circumstances.

Designed for: Social workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

Image: Knowledge Exchange Workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

10 December

Online

Understanding mate crime

‘Mate crime’ is a form of exploitation that can affect many people, but professionals and services currently may struggle to identify and deal with the issue. This Webinar seeks to explore common issues around mate crime, drawing on the latest research to allow practitioners to effectively understand and respond to this type of exploitation.

Designed for: Social workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

January

DateLocationTitleType

January

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 154 January 2020

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

28 January

NCVO, London

Working with complexity: Social care and accommodation interfaces

It can be challenging to unpick the best support options available for people who live in insecure housing or are at risk of homelessness due to a range of interrelating factors (for example, alcohol or mental wellbeing). This workshop will draw from local best practice to explore ways of working to achieve sustainable accommodation and support in complex circumstances.

Designed for: Social workers, support workers and team managers in direct practice with adults.

Image: Knowledge Exchange Workshop iconKnowledge Exchange Workshop: Learning Event

February

DateLocationTitleType

February

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 155 February 2020

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

February

 

Designing effective safeguarding adult review learning events

This Practice Tool aims to support the development and delivery of effective learning events following the completion of a safeguarding adults review.

Designed for: Safeguarding adults review authors, learning and development leads, safeguarding leads, Safeguarding Adult Board Managers, Safeguarding Adult Board Chairs.

Image: Practice Tool iconPractice Tool: Publication

February

 

Forced labour and adult social care

Forced labour is any work or service in which people are forced to do against their will, under threat of punishment. This can take place in a wide range of employment sectors, including social care. People using health and social care services may also be victims of modern slavery or human trafficking.

Social care organisations also have a role in identifying victims of modern slavery and human trafficking who come to them to access services. This Strategic Briefing aims to enable strategic leaders to become familiar with the key research and gain a greater understanding as to what will best support victims of forced labour.

Designed for: Local authority strategic leaders and decision-makers. It will also be of interest to frontline managers and their staff.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

February

 

Rethinking rough sleeping

In recent years there has been a significant increase in homelessness in the UK. This Strategic Briefing draws on evidence to illustrate where social care, alongside other support services, could take opportunities to act earlier to prevent people reaching crisis point and ending up homeless. It draws upon specific qualitative research with people currently sleeping on the streets, conducted as part of the European Ending Street Homelessness Campaign, to develop an understanding of individual needs and how services could support them out of crisis.

The briefing aims to support strategic leaders in developing and communicating a locally relevant approach to delivering social care to prevent homelessness. It also makes recommendations on how to deliver social care directly to people who are sleeping rough and support them back into secure housing.

Designed for: Senior leaders, Clinical Commissioning Group members, commissioners and Assistant Directors.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

February

 

Housing supply: Meeting the needs of the future social care population

This Leaders Briefing aims to support practitioners in making best use of the information available to inform discussions and decisions about housing options with key partners locally. It will support practitioners to develop solutions that meet the needs of the future social care population in local areas.

Designed for: Leaders of Adult Services including Lead Members, Chief Executives, Directors and Safeguarding Board Leads.

Image: Leaders’ Briefing iconLeaders’ Briefing: Publication

February

 

County lines and criminal exploitation: A lifespan perspective

‘County lines’ refers to the practice of exploiting children, young people and adults to traffic drugs across county boundaries using dedicated mobile phone lines or other forms of ‘deal line’. It is estimated that in 2018 there were more than 1000 branded county lines across the UK (National Crime Agency, 2019).

This Frontline Briefing examines existing research, knowledge and learning on county lines from child and adult sectors across rural and urban settings. It explores how and why people may be exploited at different times of their lives and offers a practical tool to support practitioners in identification and effective intervention.

Designed for: All those working in Children’s, youth and Adult Services.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

March

DateLocationTitleType

March

 

Title TBC: Research and Policy Update 156 March 2020

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

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