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|Monday, March 27, 2023|
|9:30 AM||Building emotional resilience as a social work team manager|
The aim of this session is to explore internal and external resources that “fill your emotional cup” as team managers.
|2:00 PM||Attachment based practice with adults|
Understanding adult attachment can help professionals improve relationships with people in stress, crisis or behaving in ways that put themselves or others at risk.
|3:30 PM||The return of CQC assessments of council adults’ services: What it means for you|
The Care Quality Commission is due to start assessing local authorities’ performance on their adult social care duties from April this year. Find out what this means in practice.
|Tuesday, March 28, 2023|
|9:30 AM||Understanding hoarding: a trauma-informed approach|
Hoarding is a form of self-neglect. This session will show how understanding trauma boosts understanding of the difficulties experienced by “hoarders” and look at ways to improve engagement.
|11:00 AM||Sponsored session: Partnership and transformation in prevention and early intervention services|
Wiltshire Council is working with others on innovative projects focused on prevention and early intervention, including support for children and families with complex needs and community-based support for adults. Attend this free session to:
• Understand the context and approaches of innovative projects and pilots in Wiltshire including work with Research in Practice and the Institute of Public Care/Oxford Brookes University and other community partners
• Consider the learning and recommendations from the projects so far including outcomes for individuals and impact on services
|2:00 PM||Listening and talking to children: Developing emotionally literate relationships in social work practice|
This session will highlight the challenges social workers face communicating with children and demonstrate how a specially-designed resource can equip them to practice creatively and effectively.
|3:30 PM||Practice Educators: Working with diversity and anti-racist practice with social work students on placement|
It is important for practice educators to understand the needs of social work students from Black and global majority backgrounds and ensure appropriate support. This includes looking at biases that can impact your decision making and developing your anti-racist practice.
|Wednesday, March 29, 2023|
|9:30 AM||Modernising mental health legislation - the new Mental Health Bill|
The government has published draft legislation to amend the Mental Health Act 1983 with the intention of reducing use of detention, increasing patient choice and control and addressing racial disparities.
|11:00 AM||Sponsored session: Learning not blaming – promoting reflection and critical thinking|
This session will look at:
|3:30 PM||Translating findings from national child protection and sexual abuse reviews into local practice improvements|
Explore the findings and recommendations from three national child protection and sexual abuse reviews – including the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - and how these can improve social work practice.
Attend this session to:
• Understand key learning and development opportunities from these reports
• Consider how they apply to your own practice as a social worker or team manager
• Explore the strategic responses your locality could consider
|Thursday, March 30, 2023|
|9:30 AM||Professional curiosity: Finding meaning in social and emotional responses of children|
Is there anything we can do better to uncover hidden harm or neglect? Find out more about the key role of professional curiosity in child protection.
|12:30 PM||The social worker as a professional witness|
This session will help you to prepare and manage your court appearance covering everything from what to wear to how to deliver complex evidence.
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|2:00 PM||Understanding child and adolescent-to-parent violence and abuse|
Child and adolescent-to-parent violence remains an under-recognised issue with many families left unsupported. This session aims to equip you with key information to help you support families and young people.
|3:30 PM||Occupational therapy: Maintaining our identity|
Occupational therapists (OTs) play a vital role in adult social care. Key challenges for occupational therapy include maintaining our professional identity, purpose and autonomy in an ever-changing workplace environment.
|Friday, March 31, 2023|
|11:00 AM||Working with adults with executive functioning challenges|
Explore the challenges social workers face when working with adults with executive functioning difficulties and gain practical tips/advice on how to work with clients with these needs.
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|2:00 PM||From diagnosis to support: Improving understanding and practice for autistic children|
Explore some of the key challenges facing autistic children and their families, as well as the most important things professionals need to be aware of and act on.
|3:30 PM||Attention seeking or something more? What is self-harm really all about?|
Self-harm is often misunderstood, feared and taboo. This session will help improve understanding, covering what self-harm is, what leads someone to self-harm and a best practice response.
|Friday, April 28, 2023|
|10:30 AM||Deprivation of liberty and the MCA: the way forward|
As the government has paused the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards, it is crucial to understand the existing legal framework governing deprivation of liberty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This includes the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, which aim to provide protection in hospitals and care homes, and recent case law covering matters such as the meaning of deprivation of liberty and when court applications are required.
|1:00 PM||CANCELLED: The legacy of Covid for older adults: how to identify and address older people's 'hidden' physical and mental health needs|
This presentation is cancelled. This presentation will explore the lasting impact of Covid on the physical and mental wellbeing of older adults and ways to support them to regain confidence and independence.