It is only a week until the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) conference and we are once again looking forward to talking with delegates about their specific challenges and how we are helping other local authorities to address similar issues in children’s and adult social work.
The event, taking place in Bournemouth on 14 – 16 October, will once again see a broad selection of keynote speakers and ministerial addresses.
We are particularly looking forward to what Lyn Romeo and Isabelle Trowler have to say in their Wednesday plenary session (14 October, 11.20am). It will certainly be an interesting morning as the two Chief Social Workers examine what professional practice leadership means in today’s social work. The session will focus on their vision for confident social work practice – any time, any place. Together, they are expected to remind delegates that remodelling services for today’s challenges can be positive and that it is at the heart of social work practice.
With embracing change head-on a clear theme for the conference, many of the sessions explore the impact of new legislation, including the Care Act, and what changes have been afforded several months on. There will also be a great deal of discussion on how commissioning for outcomes can improve the lives of vulnerable children and adults; a subject directly related to the services Skylakes provides.
This year we are on stand E34 and look forward to talking with delegates about how we address change and overcome specific challenges, working directly with councils across the country to deliver positive outcomes for vulnerable children and adults.