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Ensuring Positive Outcomes for Children & Young People
Looking back & moving forward
Wednesday 24th February 2021, 11 am – 12.30 pm
Please join for the latest of our online conferences exploring the impact that Covid-19 has had on Children and Young People services in social care. In this instalment we will focus specifically on how the pandemic has impacted care for children, young people and families and how we can use our different experiences to shape the next steps in a Covid climate.
Looking back, we will discuss how care for children and young people has delivered against the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic and how children’s services have been affected by lockdown. We will also be dedicating our time reflecting on the impact Covid-19 has had on our keyworkers and how this has shaped our workforce.
Looking forward we will explore what children’s services care might look like in the new normal, how care delivery can adapt to a ‘post covid’ world and what the sector can do to attract, recruit and retain talent to ensure the best outcomes for children.
Care Talk, supported by Hays and using some of the best connective technology, invites you to join our virtual conference to explore various aspects of children and young people social care as we move towards a new normal in the UK.
The virtual conference will allow a wide range of stakeholders to listen to and participate in the debate including the front line care and support staff, Registered Managers, thought leaders as well as care leavers.
Chair: Kathryn Smith, CEO, Social Care Institute for Excellence
Speakers include: Lynn Perry, Director of Clinical Services, Barnados, Niall Kelly, CEO, Young Foundations, David Thompson, CEO, Pathways Leaving Care, Kevin Gallagher, Managing Director, Amberleigh Care, Richard White, Group Operations Director, Next Step Independence (Leaving Care), Jonathan Stanley, Principal Partner at National Centre for Excellence in Residential Child Care, Louise Tully Middleton, Assistant Managing Director at Horizon Care and Education
Leadership and Diversity in Social Care
Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 11 am – 12.40 pm.
A virtual conference recognising the value of leadership and diversity for challenging times in social care
Social care needs strong innovative leadership at all levels, more than ever at this time, together with a diverse and highly motivated workforce to meet the diverse needs of service users.
This virtual conference will reflect on the challenges and implications for leaders that have arisen as a result of the pandemic, and explore opportunities going forward. It will also look at the impact on the diverse workforce, many of whom have risen to the extraordinary challenges and emerged as leaders.
In light of this we need fresh thinking on how we identify, develop and recognise leadership at all levels. How can outcomes be promoted through strong leadership and how can we continue to promote excellence in this sector through a diverse, highly trained and motivated workforce?
Care Talk are inviting delegates to join our virtual conference to explore various aspects of leadership and diversity in social care as we move towards a new normal in the UK.
The event will allow a wide range of stakeholders to listen to and participate in the debate including the frontline care and support staff, registered managers, thought leaders and influencers
Chair: Kathryn Smith, CEO, SCIE
Speakers: Jane Ashcroft, CEO at Anchor Hanover, Oonagh Smyth, CEO at Skills for Care, Clenton Farquharson MBE, Co-Chair of the Think Local Act Personal , Uduak Archibong PhD MBE, Professor Diversity at the University