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2017-2018 Overview

Image: RiPfA delivery programmeThe current calendar of events and resources for 2017-2018 is listed below. The programme content is informed by annual consultation with our membership network.

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Tailored Support services (including in-house workshops, service evaluation, strategy development and evidence scoping) also form part of the Delivery Programme for Research in Practice for Adults Partners. Deadlines for Partners to book their Tailored Support allocation are listed in the calendar.

Partners may commission additional tailored support and organisations not currently part of the Research in Practice for Adults membership network may also commission these services. Please contact ask@ripfa.org.uk or call 01803 869753.

 

Activity by month

December

DateLocationTitleType

12 December

Swindon

Working with people who may lack mental capacity

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 was implemented ten years ago this year – but there is evidence that its ‘empowering ethos’ is still not being consistently carried through into social care practice. This workshop will examine some of the pinch points of complexity, including how we can approach ‘unwise decisions’ where capacity is in doubt, what best interests really means, and how to promote the spirit of the Act in a multi-agency context. Drawing on case law and legal judgments, we’ll provide an interactive day full of debate and discussion.

Aimed at: Social workers, social care practitioners and managers with a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This course is not intended for BIAs or AMHPs.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

15 December

 

Deadline for Partners’ Tailored Support requests for delivery between January – March 2018*.

Image: Workshop iconTailored Support

January

DateLocationTitleType

9 January

London

Working with parents who have a learning disability

This joint RiP/RiPfA workshop looks in detail at the practice issues in working with parents who have a learning disability. It aims to explore and challenge some of the attitudinal issues that may arise, and draws on both Adults' and Children's Services perspectives to examine ways of working together to ensure best practice.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers in Children’s and Adults’ Services.

Image: Workshop iconJoint Research Messages Workshop: Learning Event

17 January

London

Working with people who hoard

This workshop investigates why people hoard, how to determine when hoarding becomes a safeguarding issue, and the different interventions (including legal options) that can be used to support people in a way that is helpful for them in the long-term.

It will consider the role of social care practitioners in referring for appropriate support and coordinating multi-agency responses to situations where people are engaging in hoarding behaviours. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the tensions that may arise between an individual’s freedom of choice and professional duty of care.

Aimed at: Social care practitioners and managers, and their multi-agency partners.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

18 January

London

Sexual exploitation and mental health of adults

Local authorities have a responsibility to safeguard people from sexual exploitation.

This workshop explores the evidence relating to sexual exploitation and mental health and covers:

  • Signs of sexual exploitation.
  • How to effectively engage with people who are at risk of sexual exploitation.
  • The legislative and policy framework around sexual exploitation.
  • How to personalise approaches to balance best practice with the situation, capacity, needs and wishes of the individual.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

January

 

Working with parents who have a learning disability

This joint RiP/RiPfA publication will provide the reader with an overview of the available evidence in relation to ‘what works’ in working with parents who have a learning disability.

It will include case study examples of practice, and will offer recommendations for strategic leaders to consider in developing and leading systems to support effective working across Children’s and Adults’ Services to support parents who have a learning disability.

Aimed at: Senior leaders, service leads and commissioners.

Strategic Briefing: Image: Strategic Briefing icon Publication

January

 

Sexual exploitation and mental health of adults

Exploring the evidence relating to sexual exploitation and mental health, this briefing will help practitioners to understand:

  • Signs of sexual exploitation.
  • How to effectively engage with people who are at risk of sexual exploitation.
  • The legislative and policy framework around sexual exploitation.
  • How to personalise approaches to balance best practice with the situation, capacity, needs and wishes of the individual.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

January

 

Safety Matters: Third Edition

Image: Practice tools and Guides iconPractice Handbook: Publication

February

DateLocationTitleType

8 February

Bristol

Sexual exploitation and mental health of adults

Local authorities have a responsibility to safeguard people from sexual exploitation.

This workshop explores the evidence relating to sexual exploitation and mental health and covers:

  • Signs of sexual exploitation.
  • How to effectively engage with people who are at risk of sexual exploitation.
  • The legislative and policy framework around sexual exploitation.
  • How to personalise approaches to balance best practice with the situation, capacity, needs and wishes of the individual.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

27 February

Birmingham

Working with people who may lack mental capacity

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 was implemented ten years ago this year – but there is evidence that its ‘empowering ethos’ is still not being consistently carried through into social care practice. This workshop will examine some of the pinch points of complexity, including how we can approach ‘unwise decisions’ where capacity is in doubt, what best interests really means, and how to promote the spirit of the Act in a multi-agency context. Drawing on case law and legal judgments, we’ll provide an interactive day full of debate and discussion.

Aimed at: Social workers, social care practitioners and managers with a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This course is not intended for BIAs or AMHPs.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

March

DateLocationTitleType

8 March

Birmingham

Sexual exploitation and mental health of adults

Local authorities have a responsibility to safeguard people from sexual exploitation.

This workshop explores the evidence relating to sexual exploitation and mental health and covers:

  • Signs of sexual exploitation.
  • How to effectively engage with people who are at risk of sexual exploitation.
  • The legislative and policy framework around sexual exploitation.
  • How to personalise approaches to balance best practice with the situation, capacity, needs and wishes of the individual.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

15 March

London

Working with people who may lack mental capacity

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 was implemented ten years ago this year – but there is evidence that its ‘empowering ethos’ is still not being consistently carried through into social care practice. This workshop will examine some of the pinch points of complexity, including how we can approach ‘unwise decisions’ where capacity is in doubt, what best interests really means, and how to promote the spirit of the Act in a multi-agency context. Drawing on case law and legal judgments, we’ll provide an interactive day full of debate and discussion.

Aimed at: Social workers, social care practitioners and managers with a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This course is not intended for BIAs or AMHPs.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

21 March

Manchester

Working with parents who have a learning disability

This joint RiP/RiPfA workshop looks in detail at the practice issues in working with parents who have a learning disability. It aims to explore and challenge some of the attitudinal issues that may arise, and draws on both Adults' and Children's Services perspectives to examine ways of working together to ensure best practice.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers in Children’s and Adults’ Services.

Image: Workshop iconJoint Research Messages Workshop: Learning Event

22 Mar

Birmingham

Exploitation of adults: Partnership Conference

Exploitation of adults occurs in multiple contexts. The Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) annual Partnership Conference will examine different types of exploitation that occur, exploring:

  • Sexual exploitation
  • Financial exploitation
  • Modern slavery
  • Radicalisation
  • Criminal exploitation

The conference will examine factors that may make individuals susceptible to exploitation and will look at community solutions to help prevent exploitation. The day will hear from key speakers as well as offering interactive opportunities for discussion among delegates.

Aimed at: The Partnership Conference is aimed at individuals working in adult social care from the RiPfA Partner network.

Image: Partnership Conference iconPartnership Conference: Learning Event

TBC

 

Strengths-based working

The Care Act 2014 among other drivers has renewed a focus on strengths-based approach in Adults’ Services. This aims to make sure that social care practitioners are encouraging people to draw on their assets to both improve their wellbeing, and reduce reliance on services.

This briefing will look at the evidence base for strengths-based working; what do we know about what works, in which circumstances, who for and how; are there any limitations to when strengths-based working can be used; and how these considerations should shape practice.

Aimed at: Frontline practitioners and managers who work with adults and their families.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

 

Further series of workshops and network events to be determined, pending emerging sector priorities.

* All Tailored Support for 2017-18 MUST be booked and confirmed by 15 December 2017.

 

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