SSRG Annual Workshop 2008 Balancing and Managing RISK

Research, Information, Systems and Knowledge

Chancellor’s Conference Centre, University of Manchester

Monday 7th April

Plenary: R.I.S.K and the Life of the DCS and DASS in 2008

Joining the Dots: The Children’s Plan: National Objectives – Local Delivery

Putting People First: Where to Next?

The Challenges of Moving Toward an Integrated Workforce for Children Ian Johnston, BASW

Evaluating Service User’s Perspectives of Coventry City Council’s Individual Budgets Pilot Gary Daly, Coventry University and
Andrew Reece, Coventry City Council

Evidence-based Commissioning for Vulnerable Groups: A User-friendly Tool?

Promoting the Involvement of Older People and Carers in Service Commissioning and Development

Tuesday 8th April

The new landscape for health and wellbeing

Comprehensive Area Assessment

How Healthy is Your Area?

Strategic Needs Analysis in Children’s Services

  • Rebecca Knight, Worcestershire County Council

Developing a Quality Assurance Framework for Adult Services

Costing Children’s Services: Availability of child level data for children in need

Measuring Quality and Value in the Public Services

Narrowing the Gap’ – What Really Makes the Difference?

Improving Independence – can homecare re-ablement make a difference in the longer term?

Strategic Needs Analysis in Children’s Services

Older Citizens’ use of Scrutiny

Debate: Performance Management has Done Little Good and a Lot of Harm

For the Motion:
David Burnham.
Against the Motion:
Nick Miller

Wednesday 9th April

Adult Social Care Research – Developing Capacity

  • Carol Lupton, Department of Health

Plenary: SCIE’s Role in Making a Difference

Promoting Evidence Based Practice: Lessons from Stockport MBC and CareKnowledge

Mapping Children’s Service

What Works in ‘Grow Your Own’ Initiatives for Social Work? Jess Harris, Kings College London

Improving Independence – Can Home Care Reablement Make a Difference in the Longer-Term? Caroline Glendinning, University of York

Plenary: Using Research to Inform Professional Decision Making in a Context of Risk

Enabling and supporting practitioners to engage with research

Change Projects: Shifting the Balance from Researcher to Practitioner. Susannah Bowyer and George Julian, Research in Practice for Adults

Knowledge Management in Practice: A Case Study from Adult Social Care

Research Governance: Where to next?

The 2008 SSRG Annual Workshop is supported by


The Guardian

Care Knowledge