Annual Workshop 2012

SSRG 40th Anniversary Annual Workshop 2012

Looking back to the future – the continuing challenges facing social care and social work

Monday 19th March 2012

BVSC – The Centre for Voluntary Action, Birmingham.

Draft Programme

09.00: Registration and coffee

09.50: Welcome Martin Stevens Chair SSRG

10.00: Plenary: David Behan, Director General of Social Care, DH

10.30: Concurrent Plenary Sessions

  • (a) Sector- led Improvement and the role of regulation. Alan Rosenbach, CQC; Ray Jones, Kingston University; Becca Spavin, DH; Dave Burnham, NHS North West
  • (b) Social Care for vulnerable children – the role of Ofsted. Adam King, Ofsted; John Pearce,Trafford MBC

11.15: Break

11.45: Concurrent Group Sessions

  • (a) The Role of Research and Evaluation in informing policy and practice: Does it happen? Jane Tunstill, Visiting Professor SCWRU; Carol Lupton, DH; Martin Knapp, NIHR School for Social Care Research
  • (b) The future of social care and social work. Peter Scourfield, Anglia Ruskin University; Jill Manthorpe, Kings College; David Walden, SCIE

12.45: Lunch and SSRG AGM

2.00: Concurrent Group Sessions

  • (a) Safeguarding and personal budgets. Sarah Carr, SCIE; Peter Beresford, Brunel University; Sue Fiennes, ADASS ‘Safeguarding Adults’ Network
  • (b) Safeguarding Children – the role of research and evaluation in improving outcomes. Carolyn Davies, IoE; Mike Pinnock, Consultant

2.45: Break

3.15: Plenary John Clarke, Open University

4.00: Depart

4.15 – 6.30pm: Social –with guest speakers, drinks, buffet and quiz.

Updated 21/08/21013 – Martin Stevens