What is great social work and social care?

A celebration of social work and social care and the difference it makes

ExChange Launch Conference

Wednesday 26th October 2016, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Novotel Hotel, Cardiff, CF10 4RT

ExChange is an all-Wales network aiming to build better social care services in Wales by bringing together practitioners, researchers and those who use services.

This conference will formally launch the ExChange network and will start this years programme of events by exploring:

· What is great social work?

· How can we know what great social work is?

· How we can learn from social work and social care successes to further develop humane and effective services for people across Wales?

Guest speakers include:

  • Gerry Evans (Director of Regulation & Professional Standards, Care Council for Wales)

  • Donald Forrester (Professor of Child and Family Social Work, Cardiff University)

  • Albert Heaney (Director of Social Services & Integration, Welsh Government)

  • Lyn Romeo (Chief Social Worker for Adults, Department of Health)

  • Fiona Verity (Professor of Social Work and Social Care, Swansea University)

Conference Programme

9.30-10.00: Registration & Tea / Coffee

10.00-10.10: Welcome & Introductions (Jen Lyttleton-Smith / Donald Forrester)

10.10-10.50: “Great social work & society” Fiona Verity

10.50-11.15: COFFEE BREAK

11:15-12.00: Workshops

1) How can we incorporate the voices of children and

young people into practice in a meaningful way? Rachel Vaughan & Dan Pitt

2) The future of great social work in Wales:

How can Social Care Wales help your practice? Owen Davies

3) Involving carers and people who use services in the

Cardiff University MA in Social Work Abyd Quinn-Aziz

12.00-12.45: “Great adult social work and social care” with Q&A Lyn Romeo

12.45-1.30: LUNCH

1.30-2.15: “Great social work with children and families” Donald Forrester

2.15-3.00: “What is ExChange? Celebration & Launch” Albert Heaney / Gerry Evans /

Donald Forrester

3.00-3.20: COFFEE BREAK

3.20-4.00: Roundtable discussions

A) How can ExChange support great social work?

B) How else can ExChange support you?

C) How can ExChange help you do research?

4.00-4.30: Voices from Care Cymru

 

Contact us: +4429 2068 8722   /   Contact@ExChangeWales.org   /  CASCADE, 1-3 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BD

Cysylltwch â ni: +4429 2068 8722   /   Cysylltu@ExChangeCymru.org   /  CASCADE, 1-3 Lle Amgueddfa, Caerdydd, CF10 3BD

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