Annual Workshop 2014

SSRG Annual Workshop 27th March 2014 at LSE

Knowing or Believing? The impact of evidence and ideology on social care and health policy, practice and performance

New Academic Building, London School of Economics

The venue is off Kingsway, near Lincoln’s Inn Fields, about 5 minutes walk from Holborn Underground Station

We aim to have a range of plenary and concurrent group sessions to discuss contemporary issues (for example dementia, personal budgets, child protection, prevention, joint working, joint commissioning, and user involvement etc) and the extent to which evidence is impacting on policy and practice both nationally and locally across these areas

 Programme here 

PowerPoint Presentations from the day

Austerity, ‘Transformation’ and the Crisis in Social Work and Social Care – Michael Lavalette, Liverpool Hope University

The Politics and Practice of Policy Piloting: Three Examples from  Health and Social Care – Stefanie Ettellt, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The Role of Evidence in Developing Guidelines and Quality Standards at NICE for Adults and Children Social Care – John McLean, NICE.

Inequalities in Children’s Services Intervention Rates: New Evidence, Further questions – Paul Bywaters, Coventry University

Using the Adult Social Care Outcomes Tool(ASCOT) in the Assessment and Review process –  Cheryl Page and Louise Johnstone, Cumbria County Council

Self-Directed-Support: Does the Evidence Support the Theory – Colin Slasberg, Independent consultant,  – Research, Policy and Planning article  Colin Slasberg et al

Accountability Without Control – An LA Perspective on ‘Making a Difference for Children and Families’  – John Pearce, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Is  Child Protection shaping the Social Work Profession? Mary Baginsky, King’s College London

The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing – Carolyn Barber, Wayfinder Associates

Do Personal Budgets Increase the Risk of Abuse? Potential and Challenges in Using Existing Data to Inform Policy – Shereen Hussein, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London and Mohamed Ismail, Analytical Research Ld

Reflection or reaction: factoids, zombies and woozles – Jill Manthorpe, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London 

About Martin Stevens

Martin Stevens has a background in residential work with adults with learning disabilities, and then 12 years as a research officer for Hampshire Social Services Department. Research areas of interest include learning disabilities and child protection. Also interested in research methodology, specifically the application of multiple methods and approaches.
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