Delivery Programme April-Dec 2016

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Overview

Image: RiPfA delivery programmeEach year we hold a consultation with our network to inform the development of our yearly delivery programme. This results in a calendar of learning events and resources which reflect sector needs and priorities.

Our schedule of events and publications by month is listed below.

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A Download the RiPfA Delivery ProgrammePDF download is also available.

Our Tailored Support services also form part of this annual programme of activity, including in-house workshops, service evaluation, strategy development and evidence scoping on specific topics. Partners receive two days of Tailored Support each year. Booking deadlines are listed in the calendar below.

Non-partners can commission these services on an ongoing basis. Find out more or contact ask@ripfa.org.uk to discuss your needs.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact ask@ripfa.org.uk or call 01803 869753.

April | May | June | July | September | December

Activity by month

April

DateLocationTitleType
12 April Online NICE guideline - Children's attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care

This hour long webinar with David Shemmings will provide an insight into the development of the NICE guideline "Children's attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care". It will outline key recommendations from the guideline as well as providing an overview of attachment theory.

Aimed at :Frontline practitioners working with children and young people

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Learning Event
16 April   Deadline for Partners: Tailored Support requests for delivery between April-June 2016*. Image: Workshop iconTailored Support
18 April Online Legal literacy in social care practice

Legal literacy requires the skilled application of the legal rules: identifying how real world circumstances fit with the grounds for legal intervention, while ensuring key principles such as human rights and equalities are observed. Legally literate practitioners and managers will question whether proposed actions fall within or transgress the legal rules and they will demonstrate confidence in using the full range of legal options available (Preston-Shoot, 2014).

This interactive webinar, facilitated by Professors Suzy Braye and Michael Preston-Shoot, will give practitioners and managers an overview of how to develop their legal literacy knowledge and skills to enable confident practice.

Aimed at: Practitioners and team managers working in frontline adult social care services.

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Learning Event

May

DateLocationTitleType
03 May London Train the Trainer workshops - Social Work Practice with carers

The Department of Health has commissioned RiPfA to develop tools and resources to support social work practice with carers. We are running three workshops (London, Birmingham and Bristol) to introduce the tools and resources. The workshops are running as train the trainer events so are aimed at people already in a role where they can influence others, including PSWs, Carer's Leads or Workforce Development Leads. The workshops will provide participants with the tools they need to go back to their local area and train colleagues in the use of the resources to support social work practice with carers.

Aimed at: People who already train and develop others; they will not cover core training skills, but will cover this topic.

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Learning Event
04 May Bristol Train the Trainer workshops - Social Work Practice with carers

The Department of Health has commissioned RiPfA to develop tools and resources to support social work practice with carers. We are running three workshops (London, Birmingham and Bristol) to introduce the tools and resources. The workshops are running as train the trainer events so are aimed at people already in a role where they can influence others, including PSWs, Carer's Leads or Workforce Development Leads. The workshops will provide participants with the tools they need to go back to their local area and train colleagues in the use of the resources to support social work practice with carers.

Aimed at: People who already train and develop others; they will not cover core training skills, but will cover this topic.

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Learning Event
05 May Birmingham Train the Trainer workshops - Social Work Practice with carers

The Department of Health has commissioned RiPfA to develop tools and resources to support social work practice with carers. We are running three workshops (London, Birmingham and Bristol) to introduce the tools and resources. The workshops are running as train the trainer events so are aimed at people already in a role where they can influence others, including PSWs, Carer's Leads or Workforce Development Leads. The workshops will provide participants with the tools they need to go back to their local area and train colleagues in the use of the resources to support social work practice with carers.

Aimed at: People who already train and develop others; they will not cover core training skills, but will cover this topic.

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Learning Event
12 May Birmingham An introduction to legal literacy for social care practitioners

Legal literacy is a key issue in social work and social care. While the Care Act 2014 has introduced an overarching foundation for social care practice, practitioners must use a much broader range of law in their work. However, research shows that practitioners' confidence in using and applying the law to their own practice is variable.

In this interactive workshop co-facilitated by Rachel Griffiths, Mental Capacity Act and human rights consultant, we will explore what it means to be legally literate and which areas of the law practitioners should be using in their everyday practice. We will review case law and practice applying the law to case studies. Attendees will also be invited to bring along anonymised case examples from their own practice to discuss.

Aimed at: Social workers and social care practitioners with a foundational knowledge of the law in social care.

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Learning Event
31 May

  Involving people in adult safeguarding

The Care Act 2014 makes it clear that involving people in adult safeguarding is expected at a number of levels. This Leaders' Briefing outlines policy expectations and evidence related to the implementation of four key themes:

  • how to involve people in their own safeguarding
  • how to obtain feedback from people who have experienced safeguarding
  • how to provide good information and advice on safeguarding
  • how to involve communities in the work of the Safeguarding Adults Board.

Drawing on research and practice case studies, it provides a useful resource to support the progression of involving people in adult safeguarding.

Aimed at: Directors, assistant directors, safeguarding leads, councillors, members of the Safeguarding Adults Board, Making Safeguarding Personal leads.

Image: Leaders' Briefing iconLeaders' Briefing: Publication
31 May   Developing the social care workforce

Many factors have an impact on the social care workforce, from practice issues such as the drive towards personalisation to policy agendas such as awarding the living wage. The skills shortage is an area achieving much attention alongside increased expectations on the workforce, whilst plans to increase the regulation of the workforce are under development at the same time as a drive towards building community capacity and co-production.

There are tensions and potential contradictions in the range of issues and intended solutions. This briefing explores the policy drivers, provides examples from practice and assesses the available evidence to support senior managers in the development of a sustainable and strong social care workforce.

Aimed at: Senior decision-makers working within Adults' Services.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication
31 May   Mentalisation in relationship building

Mentalisation can be described as the ability to think about behaviour (one's own and other people's) in terms of underlying mental states. It is a fundamental tool which can help engage people in the process of change, support emotional resilience in practitioners and enable relationship-based working with adults and their families.

This briefing will explore the latest research and theories on mentalisation and consider its application in practice in adult social care. There will be examples of local practice as well as tools and methods to support adults and their families. It can also be used in supervision and to support professional development.

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

Image: Frontline Briefing iconFrontline Briefing: Publication
31 May   What is a relevant person's representative (RPR)?

The latest in our series of Customer Guides focuses on a key role in the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, the relevant person's representative (RPR). The guide aims to clear up any misunderstandings about the legal standing and purpose of the role, as well as outline what people should expect and what responsibilities the RPR has.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners, including Best Interest Assessors, carers and service users.

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June

DateLocationTitleType
07 June Online Supporting good social work practice with carers
(open access)

With 6.5 million carers in the UK looking after someone who is older, disabled or unwell, there is an increasing focus on how to provide support for this unpaid workforce. Sign up for this open access webinar to hear Chief Social Worker Lyn Romeo introduce new resources commissioned by the Department of Health and developed by RiPfA to support good social work practice with carers. The session also features carers discussing their experiences of social work and the support they need to help them cope with this demanding and often challenging role.

RiPfA has co-produced the materials with a group of carers, along with support from Carers UK and the Carers Trust. They will be available on a dedicated website featuring a range of case studies to enhance understanding of the issues facing carers, as well as practical guidance and tools to use in direct work.

This webinar is open access and free to RiPfA Partners and non-partners alike.

Aimed at: Frontline practitioners, team managers and trainers.

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Learning Event
09 - 10 June TBC Devolution: Leaders' Forum

Devolution provides the opportunity for doing things differently and thinking creatively about the way in which places can work together. However, implementation also brings its challenges. Our joint RiP and RiPfA Leaders' Forum provides an opportunity for leaders to reflect on their role within the devolution agenda and consider the implications for children's and adult social care.

We will share the learning from a range of devolution models - from the large-scale, such as 'Devo-Manc', to the more contained, such as 'Kevambos Digresennans Kernow' (Cornwall Devolution Deal).

Aimed at: Directors, assistant directors and strategic managers across our network of local authority and third sector Partners.

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Networking Event
16 June

  Deadline for Partners: Tailored Support requests for delivery between July-September 2016*. Image: Workshop iconTailored Support
27 June -
08 July
Online Developing good provider and commissioner relationships

Good commissioner/provider relationships are imperative to ensuring the right services are delivered in the right way by the right people. This forum seeks to explore the relationship between the providers and commissioners, understanding each agenda. It will look at ways to maximise opportunities to work together in delivering effective social care services.

Through web-based forums over a two-week period we will stimulate discussion, using examples and questions to enhance participants' understanding of developing relationships.

Aimed at: Commissioners and their local providers.

Image: Knowledge Exchange forumKnowledge Exchange Forum:
Learning Event
30 June London An introduction to legal literacy for social care practitioners

Legal literacy is a key issue in social work and social care. While the Care Act 2014 has introduced an overarching foundation for social care practice, practitioners must use a much broader range of law in their work. However, research shows that practitioners' confidence in using and applying the law to their own practice is variable.

In this interactive workshop co-facilitated by Rachel Griffiths, Mental Capacity Act and human rights consultant, we will explore what it means to be legally literate and which areas of the law practitioners should be using in their everyday practice. We will review case law and practice applying the law to case studies. Attendees will also be invited to bring along anonymised case examples from their own practice to discuss.

Aimed at: Social workers and social care practitioners with a foundational knowledge of the law in social care.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop:
Learning Event

July

DateLocationTitleType
13 July Online End of life care

When working with people and their families at the end of their life it is important that we work in a way that enables people to have as positive as possible experience of death. Practitioners can feel uncertain about what constitutes best practice and may need support to have positive conversations. This webinar will provide an overview of key practice issues, as well as providing the opportunity to feed into the development of a practice tool on the same topic.

Aimed at: Frontline practitioners and team managers.

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Learning Event
14 July Manchester Asset-based work with communities

Asset-based approaches in social care focus on the positive attributes of both individual lives and neighbourhoods, aiming to strengthen relationships between all members of the community. The principles underpinning this approach promote wellbeing and independence within communities and complement both health and care policy, and legislative requirements.

Practitioners and their managers need confidence when identifying and building upon strengths within communities and this workshop will help practitioners to define what asset-based working means and explore what works in practice.

Aimed at: Practitioners and team managers across adult services.

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Learning Event

September

DateLocationTitleType
15 Sept Bristol Asset-based work with communities

Asset-based approaches in social care focus on the positive attributes of both individual lives and neighbourhoods, aiming to strengthen relationships between all members of the community. The principles underpinning this approach promote wellbeing and independence within communities and complement both health and care policy, and legislative requirements.

Practitioners and their managers need confidence when identifying and building upon strengths within communities and this workshop will help practitioners to define what asset-based working means and explore what works in practice.

Aimed at: Practitioners and team managers across adult services.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop:
Learning Event
16 Sept   Deadline for Partners: Tailored Support requests for delivery between October-December 2016*. Image: Workshop iconTailored Support
29 Sept Birmingham Link Officers' Annual Meeting

LOAM is our annual event for Link Officers. It is a 24-hour session with valuable learning opportunities, collaborative sessions to inform the development of our delivery programme for 2017-18 and the chance to network with other Link Officers from across the country.

Open to: Link Officers for Research in Practice for Adults.

Image: Networking event iconLOAM:
Networking Event

December

DateLocationTitleType
16 Dec   Deadline for Partners: Tailored Support requests for delivery between January-March 2017*. Image: Workshop iconTailored Support
 

* All Tailored Support for 2016-17 MUST be booked and confirmed by 16 December 2016.

 

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