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2018-2019 Overview

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

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  • Transitions
  • Balancing risks and rights
  • Strengths-based working
  • Social care and mental health
  • Legal literacy and court craft

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

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

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*All Tailored Support for 2018-19 MUST be booked and confirmed by 14 December 2018.

 

Activity by month

April

DateLocationTitleType
April  

Assistive technology / Telecare: Research and Policy Update 133 April 2018

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

13 April

 

Deadline for Partners’ Tailored Support requests for delivery between April - June 2018*

Image: Workshop iconTailored Support

May

DateLocationTitleType

May

 

Working effectively with people living with dementia: Research and Policy Update 134 May 2018

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

June

DateLocationTitleType

June

 

Working effectively with carers: Research and Policy Update 135 June 2018

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

11 June

Online

Criminal Exploitation: County Lines and the impact on adults

County Lines activity is a growing area of concern for both Children's and Adults' Services.

This webinar will look in detail at County Lines and the impact on adults who become involved through cuckooing and other forms of exploitation. It will be presented by Tony Saggers, the previous Head of Threat & Intelligence for Drug Trafficking at the National Crime Agency and co-national lead for County Lines.

Aimed at: This webinar would be of interest to anyone working with adults at a practice, strategic, commissioning or partnership level.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

14-15 June

Leamington Spa

Risks, rights and the role of the state: Leaders’ Forum

Children’s and Adults’ Services are concerned not only with addressing risk and harm, but also promoting rights and social justice. Leaders seeking to achieve this balancing act may face policy tensions, both within and between Children’s and Adults’ Services and across multi-disciplinary partnerships. Exploring the evidence regarding risk and rights highlights leadership implications for creating a coherent system and raises questions about the role of the state in people’s lives.

Run jointly by Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults, Leaders’ Forum will bring together colleagues from statutory and voluntary sector organisations, policy and academia to discuss the balance between risk-responsiveness and rights-enablement and to explore the role of leaders in creating the conditions required for practitioners to navigate this complex terrain.

Aimed at: Directors, Assistant Directors and strategic managers from Partner organisations across the Research in Practice/Research in Practice for Adults networks.

Image: Leaders’ Forum iconLeaders’ Forum: Network Event

15 June

 

Deadline for Partners’ Tailored Support requests for delivery between July - September 2018*

Image: Tailored Support iconTailored Support

June

 

Mental Health Act assessments

The Mental Health Act (1983) is the main piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder. This Brief Guide aims to provide accessible, clear information that supports people and carers during the Mental Health Act assessment process.

Aimed at: Adults and carers.

Image: Brief Guide iconBrief Guide: Publication

June

 

Rights, risks, values and ethics

Working with people is complex and when we are working with people who may be taking risks, it’s imperative to understand how we might balance their human rights, while enabling them to be safe and to live a full life. Building on Research in Practice for Adults work around risk enablement, this Frontline Briefing looks at what we bring as practitioners in terms of:

  • our own perspective
  • balancing risks and rights
  • recognising the role that our own values and ethics may play in our practice.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

July

DateLocationTitleType

July

 

Integrated Care Systems: Research and Policy Update 136 July 2018

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

August

DateLocationTitleType

August

 

Applying research to social care practice: Research and Policy Update 137 August 2018

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

August

 

Transitional safeguarding - adolescence to adulthood: Strategic Briefing (2018)

Diverse approaches can be observed between adults’ and children’s safeguarding. These differences present challenges for those seeking to effectively safeguard adolescents into adulthood and young people can feel ill-equipped for the change in practice culture they experience as they become adults. Safeguarding is a field where binary notions of childhood and adulthood have prevailed.

This briefing, jointly produced by Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults, explores how a transitional approach to safeguarding could be developed. It looks at approaches to safeguarding adolescents and young adults fluidly across developmental stages that builds on the best available evidence, learns from both children’s and adults’ safeguarding practice and which prepares young people for their adult lives.

Aimed at: Senior leaders and managers involved in safeguarding children and/or adults, in particular those with responsibility for designing and developing services and leading practice.

Image: Strategic BriefingStrategic Briefing: Publication

September

DateLocationTitleType

September

 

Suicide prevention: Research and Policy Update 138 September 2018

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

6 September

London

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

13 Sep

Manchester

Confident practice in court

This practical workshop is aimed at adult social care practitioners who prepare reports and give evidence in the court of protection and coroner’s court.

It aims to increase practitioners’ confidence when attending court and provide the skills required to write court reports that are informed by robust research evidence and case law, and following the principles of defensible decision-making.

Aimed at: Managers and social workers who attend court and advanced practitioners who support colleagues in preparing, writing and giving evidence in court.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

14 September

 

Deadline for Partners’ Tailored Support requests for delivery between October - December 2018*

Image: Tailored Support iconTailored Support

20 September

Birmingham

Link Officers’ Annual Meeting

Join us at this year’s Link Officers’ Annual Meeting (LOAM). This popular annual event is a unique opportunity for Partners to share best practice, discuss emerging sector issues and to learn from one another.

This year’s LOAM will look at supporting social care practitioners to grow their leadership skills. It will also offer the opportunity for Partners to share innovative work and good practice.

RiPfA will also introduce upcoming topics in our Delivery Programme for 2019-20, as voted for by our Partner network. LOAM will offer attendees the opportunity to directly influence the delivery outputs for these topics. For example, via learning events, publications and digital formats including webinars, blogs, Podcasts and more.
 
Aimed at: All Link Officers, Principal Social Workers and Principal Occupational Therapists from across the Research in Practice for Adults network.

Image: Tailored Support iconLink Officers' Annual Meeting: Network Event

September

Online

Legal literacy and court craft

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

October

DateLocationTitleType

October

 

Supported employment: Research and Policy Update 139 October 2018

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

10 October

Birmingham

Balancing risks and rights

This workshop will build on the Research in Practice for Adults Frontline Briefing: Balancing risks and rights. Providing the opportunity for delegates to reflect on how their own perspectives on risks and rights may impact on their practice with people.

Aimed at: Practitioners.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

October

 

It is not all about the diagnosis - an overview of adult mental health

Person-centred care and support is a fundamental principle within adult social care. This Frontline Briefing explores how this can be applied in mental health settings and services, using research and evidence to support practitioners in seeing the person not the diagnosis.

Aimed at: 
Practitioners working in adult social care.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

October

 

Social worker in a mental health team: more than an AMHP

Aimed at: Practitioners.

Image: Poster iconPoster: Open Access Publication

October

 

Developing strength-based working locally - evidence to consider

Strength-based working is an intuitively positive direction of travel, widely signed up to across the sector at a strategic level right through to practice. This Strategic Briefing discusses the evidence which sits behind this concept, including an overview of specific models, and the type of information to consider when deciding on an approach. It aims to support strategic leaders in developing and communicating a locally relevant approach to strength-based working.

Aimed at: Managers.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

November

DateLocationTitleType

November

 

Working with people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender: Research and Policy Update 140 November 2018

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

20 November

London

Balancing risks and rights

This workshop will build on the Research in Practice for Adults Frontline Briefing: Balancing risks and rights. Providing the opportunity for delegates to reflect on how their own perspectives on risks and rights may impact on their practice with people.

Aimed at: Practitioners.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

27 November

London

Confident practice in court

This practical workshop is aimed at adult social care practitioners who prepare reports and give evidence in the court of protection and coroner’s court.

It aims to increase practitioners’ confidence when attending court and provide the skills required to write court reports that are informed by robust research evidence and case law, and following the principles of defensible decision-making.

Aimed at: Managers and social workers who attend court and advanced practitioners who support colleagues in preparing, writing and giving evidence in court.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

29 November

London

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: Commissioners of children’s and adults’ mental health services working in social care, Clinical Commissioning Groups, health and education.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

November

 

Supporting good court craft

Local authorities have a range of statutory duties and delegated powers in relation to the wellbeing, and care and support, of adults. The importance of strategic managers, supervisors and the wider workforce being legally literate cannot be overstated. However, having a clear understanding of the duties and powers conferred by legalisation, and being able to apply them in practice, is not sufficient in isolation. Practitioners, and those supervising them, need ‘court craft’ - the right knowledge and skills to build their confidence in undertaking effective court work.

Aimed at: Managers and supervisors.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconSupervisors' Briefing: Publication

November

  Supporting good court craft

These practical resources will support staff in adult social care in developing their skills, knowledge and confidence in relation to writing for, and appearing at court. A resource for managers and supervisors is also included to enable them to grow and develop their team’s skills and confidence in this area of practice. The resource draws together relevant research and learning from several of our other resources, building on these to create a range of information and tools.

Aimed at: Managers and social workers who attend court and advanced practitioners who support colleagues in preparing, writing and giving evidence in court.

Image: Research and Policy Update iconResource hub: Publication

December

DateLocationTitleType

December

 

Working effectively with adults who have autism: Research and Policy Update 141 December 2018

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

11 December

Online

Evaluating strength-based working

Many local authorities are embarking on new strength-based approaches to social care practice. This webinar provides an opportunity to think about how the impact of strength-based working can be evaluated and measured locally, to inform the effective development of services and systems.

Aimed at: Managers and Commissioners.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

13 December

Birmingham

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

14 December

 

Deadline for Partners’ Tailored Support requests for delivery between January - March 2019*

Image: Tailored Support iconTailored Support

January

DateLocationTitleType

January

 

Topic TBC: Research and Policy Update 142 January 2019

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

23 January

Online

Transitions – supporting young people in transition to reach positive outcomes in adulthood

The differing legal frameworks governing Children’s and Adults’ Services, combined with the range of services involved in supporting young people in transition, can create challenges for practitioners in providing joined up support for young people.

Drawing on innovative practice from Preparing for Adulthood, funded by the Department for Education, this Webinar examines the challenges and opportunities in supporting young people to develop the skills they need to be successful in adult life

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

February

DateLocationTitleType

February

 

Topic TBC: Research and Policy Update 143 February 2019

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

7 February

London

Restorative practice

Restorative practice approaches are being increasingly utilised in adult social care. Sitting within the broad concept of strength-based working, this focused Knowledge Exchange Workshop with take an in-depth look at the evidence, practice and implementation of restorative practice in adult social care settings.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

21 February

Online

Mental health law: Risks, rights and responsibilities

This webinar will examine the specific meaning of the concepts of ‘risks’ and ‘rights’ in the mental health context. It will also give an overview of the outcomes of the independent review of the Mental Health Act, due to be published at the end of 2018, and the implications of this review for adult social care practice.

This Webinar is presented by Alex Ruck Keene, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. Alex has been involved in cases covering the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983 at all levels up to and including the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. He is currently the legal adviser to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers in adult social care who work with the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

26 February

Birmingham

Confident practice in court

This practical workshop is aimed at adult social care practitioners who prepare reports and give evidence in the court of protection and coroner’s court.

It aims to increase practitioners’ confidence when attending court and provide the skills required to write court reports that are informed by robust research evidence and case law, and following the principles of defensible decision-making.

Aimed at: Managers and social workers who attend court and advanced practitioners who support colleagues in preparing, writing and giving evidence in court.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

28 February

Bristol

Restorative practice

Restorative practice approaches are being increasingly utilised in adult social care. Sitting within the broad concept of strength-based working, this focused Knowledge Exchange Workshop with take an in-depth look at the evidence, practice and implementation of restorative practice in adult social care settings.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

February

 

Effective support for staff in a mental health integrated setting

Social care staff working across the mental health sector are often co-located, seconded, or employed in health teams and various settings. This Leaders’ Briefing provides an overview of staff experiences and explores how leaders can best support their colleagues to ensure maximum impact of social care on individual outcomes.

Aimed at: Leaders working in adult social care.

Image: Leaders Briefing iconLeaders Briefing: Publication

February

 

Embedding strength-based working across the system

Local authorities are implementing the concept of strength-based working across the country. This Frontline Briefing investigates how this movement can be maximised across the wider social care workforce by embedding and cascading the different models alongside adults, carers and other partners, including providers and commissioners.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

February

 

Care and support later in life - a transition

Transitions can occur at all stages of life. The transition from being independent, needing no care and support, or from having no professionals in your life to having professional involvement, can feel very difficult.

Aimed at: Practitioners.

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication

February

 

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

March

DateLocationTitleType

March

 

Topic TBC: Research and Policy Update 144 March 2019

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

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: Commissioners of children’s and adults’ mental health services working in social care, Clinical Commissioning Groups, health and education.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

April

DateLocationTitleType

3 April

Birmingham

Restorative practice

Restorative practice approaches are being increasingly utilised in adult social care. Sitting within the broad concept of strength-based working, this focused Knowledge Exchange Workshop with take an in-depth look at the evidence, practice and implementation of restorative practice in adult social care settings.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages 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: Commissioners of children’s and adults’ mental health services working in social care, Clinical Commissioning Groups, health and education.

Image: Research Messages Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

 

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

* All Tailored Support for 2018-19 MUST be booked and confirmed by 14 December 2018.

 

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