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2017-2018 Overview

Image: RiPfA delivery programmeThe current calendar of events and resources for 2017-2018 is listed below. The Delivery Programme content is informed by annual consultation with our network.

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Tailored Support services (including in-house workshops, service evaluation, strategy development and evidence scoping) also form part of the Delivery Programme for Research in Practice Partners. Deadlines for Partners to book their Tailored Support allocation are listed in the calendar.

Partners may commission additional Tailored Support and organisations not currently part of the Research in Practice membership network may also commission these services. Please contact ask@rip.org.uk or call 01803 867692.

 

Activity by month

December

DateLocationTitleType

December

 

Best of 2017: Research and Policy Update 201 December 2017

Image: RPU iconResearch and Policy Update: Learning Resource

5 Dec

London

Intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA)

Ofsted have indicated that intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA) will be the focus of the ‘deep dive’ element of future Joint Targeted Area Inspections (Rogers 2016). The Children’s Commissioner for England’s two-year inquiry into child sexual abuse in the family environment (Horvath et al, 2014; CCE 2015) estimated that one in eight children abused in the family environment come to be identified by professionals; the remainder are unknown to protective services. The inquiry also found that those victims of child sexual abuse who do come into contact with statutory services are typically first identified from the age of 12, but the abuse for many will have started at a much younger age (Smith et al, 2015).

This workshop reviews the research evidence on IFCSA and explores how an evidence-informed tool might support practitioners in identifying, assessing and responding to child sexual abuse.

The session uses case study and interactive elements to support application of research messages in practice.

Aimed at: Practitioners working with children, young people and families – including social workers; family support; and youth workers.

Image: Workshop iconResearch Messages Workshop: Learning Event

7 Dec

London

Building emotionally literate leadership for child and family social work – testing a management competencies framework

This is a two-part learning module for paired teams of senior managers leading social work in their organisation. Both participants must be able to attend both days.

Day One: Thursday 8 December 2017 
Day Two: Thursday 18 January 2018 

Both days will be held at The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Regent's Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL. 

Event details: Understanding the core competencies underpinning emotional resilience and the role of a practice leader in supporting these are vital elements in strategic leadership. This two-part learning module will work with senior managers leading social work in their organisation in paired teams (eg, an Assistant Director and a Principal Social Worker). Day One will introduce a draft framework setting out key knowledge, skills and abilities, which participants will consider and engage in testing. They will feed back in the second session on their use of the framework as well as on challenges and opportunities for implementation. They will consider any skills gaps they identify among their staff (and themselves) and how these may be addressed. Participants will also share good practice they have developed to support emotional resilience in the social workforce and in their own professional practice.

Aimed at: Pairs of participants, two senior leads for social work (eg, Principal Social Workers and Assistant Directors in Child and Family Services).

Image: Workshop iconTwo-Part Learning Module: Learning Event

12 Dec

Online

Deprivation of liberty in children and young people

The deprivation of liberty for children in need or looked after children is a complex and sensitive area of practice with an evolving legal framework. In this webinar we will explore the legal basis and the implications of case law for local authorities' decision-making and issues of consent. The webinar will review the steps needed to ensure that effective pathways are developed so that a deprivation of liberty is recognised and lawfully authorised.

Aimed at: Senior managers, Assistant Directors, Heads of Service, children’s guardians, family support workers, children’s homes managers, Independent Reviewing Officers.

Image: Webinar iconWebinar: Learning Event

January

DateLocationTitleType

9 Jan

London

Working with parents who have a learning disability

This joint RiP/RiPfA workshop looks in detail at the practice issues in working with parents who have a learning disability. It aims to explore and challenge some of the attitudinal issues that may arise, and draws on both Adults' and Children's Services perspectives to examine ways of working together to ensure best practice.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers in Children’s and Adults’ Services.

Image: Workshop iconJoint Research Messages Workshop: Learning Event

18 Jan

(Second day)

London

Building emotionally literate leadership for child and family social work – testing a management competencies framework

This is a two-part learning module for paired teams of senior managers leading social work in their organisation. Both participants must be able to attend both days.

Day One: Thursday 8 December 2017
Day Two: Thursday 18 January 2018

Both days will be held at The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Regent's Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL.

Event details: Understanding the core competencies underpinning emotional resilience and the role of a practice leader in supporting these are vital elements in strategic leadership. This two-part learning module will work with senior managers leading social work in their organisation in paired teams (eg, an Assistant Director and a Principal Social Worker). Day One will introduce a draft framework setting out key knowledge, skills and abilities, which participants will consider and engage in testing. They will feed back in the second session on their use of the framework as well as on challenges and opportunities for implementation. They will consider any skills gaps they identify among their staff (and themselves) and how these may be addressed. Participants will also share good practice they have developed to support emotional resilience in the social workforce and in their own professional practice.

Aimed at: Pairs of participants, two senior leads for social work (eg, Principal Social Workers and Assistant Directors in Child and Family Services).

Image: Workshop iconTwo-Part Learning Module: Learning Event

25 Jan

Birmingham

E-professionalism and safeguarding children and young people online

‘Claudia’s digital professionalism presentation was fantastic.’

(Participant, RiPfA Link Officers’ Annual Meeting, October 2017)

This workshop will support practitioners to develop a child-centred perspective on understanding, assessing and working with online risks such as sexting; online grooming; inappropriate or excessive use of digital media; digital harm and online radicalisation.

Digital and social media technologies play an integral part in children and young people’s lives and identities. This session builds knowledge, skills and capabilities to support direct practice in a digital world. The day will also explore how you can effectively manage your professional presence online.

Aimed at: Social workers, team managers, safeguarding practitioners, frontline practitioners working with children and families, family support workers and youth workers.

Research in Practice Partners with full membership have priority access in booking event places. Four weeks before an event takes place, Partners on Reduced Service membership and Individual Subscribers will be able to purchase event places, subject to availability. Non-members of Research in Practice interested in event places should email events@rip.org.uk to register their interest.

This workshop is also taking place in:
York
Bristol
Manchester
London

Image: Workshop icon Research Messages Workshop: Learning Event

February

DateLocationTitleType

1 Feb

Bristol

Understanding complex safeguarding and responding to different forms of exploitation

What lessons have we learnt from responding to child sexual exploitation and how can we apply these in our response to criminal exploitation, modern slavery and radicalisation? Exploring what complex safeguarding is, this workshop is for strategic leads, service managers, team managers and practice leads. It examines multi-agency approaches to various forms of exploitation, what challenges exist within our current processes and how we can design a more effective and cohesive response for children and families.

Aimed at: Strategic leads, service managers/heads of service, team managers and practice leads.

Research in Practice Partners with full membership have priority access in booking event places. Four weeks before an event takes place, Partners on Reduced Service membership and Individual Subscribers will be able to purchase event places, subject to availability. Non-members of Research in Practice interested in event places should email events@rip.org.uk to register their interest.

This workshop is also taking place in:

Birmingham
London
Newcastle

Image: Workshop icon Research Messages Workshop: Learning Event

15 Feb

Manchester

E-professionalism and safeguarding children and young people online

‘Claudia’s digital professionalism presentation was fantastic.’

(Participant, RiPfA Link Officers’ Annual Meeting, October 2017)

This workshop will support practitioners to develop a child-centred perspective on understanding, assessing and working with online risks such as sexting; online grooming; inappropriate or excessive use of digital media; digital harm and online radicalisation.

Digital and social media technologies play an integral part in children and young people’s lives and identities. This session builds knowledge, skills and capabilities to support direct practice in a digital world. The day will also explore how you can effectively manage your professional presence online.

Aimed at: Social workers, team managers, safeguarding practitioners, frontline practitioners working with children and families, family support workers and youth workers.

Research in Practice Partners with full membership have priority access in booking event places. Four weeks before an event takes place, Partners on Reduced Service membership and Individual Subscribers will be able to purchase event places, subject to availability. Non-members of Research in Practice interested in event places should email events@rip.org.uk to register their interest.

This workshop is also taking place in:
York
Bristol
Birmingham
London

Image: Workshop icon Research Messages Workshop: Learning Event

26 Feb

Dartington

Risks, rights and the role of the state

Run jointly by Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults, this one day seminar will bring together colleagues from statutory and voluntary sector organisations, policy and academia to discuss the evidence base in relation to balancing the need to manage risk with the importance of promoting rights. A diverse group of speakers will share their perspectives, inviting contributions and debate throughout the day.

This event is included in organisational membership for Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults Partners, there is no charge for attendance. Subsidised accommodation is also available on Sunday 25th for the first 50 bookings.

Programme coming soon.

Aimed at: Senior leaders from across Children’s and Adults’ Services within the Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults network, including Directors, Lead Members and Trustees of national organisations.

Image: Workshop icon Seminar

28 Feb

Birmingham

Understanding complex safeguarding and responding to different forms of exploitation

What lessons have we learnt from responding to child sexual exploitation and how can we apply these in our response to criminal exploitation, modern slavery and radicalisation? Exploring what complex safeguarding is, this workshop is for strategic leads, service managers, team managers and practice leads. It examines multi-agency approaches to various forms of exploitation, what challenges exist within our current processes and how we can design a more effective and cohesive response for children and families.

Aimed at: Strategic leads, service managers/heads of service, team managers and practice leads.

Research in Practice Partners with full membership have priority access in booking event places. Four weeks before an event takes place, Partners on Reduced Service membership and Individual Subscribers will be able to purchase event places, subject to availability. Non-members of Research in Practice interested in event places should email events@rip.org.uk to register their interest.

This workshop is also taking place in:

Bristol
London
Newcastle

Image: Workshop icon Research Messages Workshop: Learning Event

March

DateLocationTitleType

1 Mar

London

E-professionalism and safeguarding children and young people online

‘Claudia’s digital professionalism presentation was fantastic.’

(Participant, RiPfA Link Officers’ Annual Meeting, October 2017)

This workshop will support practitioners to develop a child-centred perspective on understanding, assessing and working with online risks such as sexting; online grooming; inappropriate or excessive use of digital media; digital harm and online radicalisation.

Digital and social media technologies play an integral part in children and young people’s lives and identities. This session builds knowledge, skills and capabilities to support direct practice in a digital world. The day will also explore how you can effectively manage your professional presence online.

Aimed at: Social workers, team managers, safeguarding practitioners, frontline practitioners working with children and families, family support workers and youth workers.

Research in Practice Partners with full membership have priority access in booking event places. Four weeks before an event takes place, Partners on Reduced Service membership and Individual Subscribers will be able to purchase event places, subject to availability. Non-members of Research in Practice interested in event places should email events@rip.org.uk to register their interest.

This workshop is also taking place in:
York
Bristol
Birmingham
Manchester

Image: Workshop icon Research Messages Workshop: Learning Event

21 Mar

Manchester

Working with parents who have a learning disability

This joint RiP/RiPfA workshop looks in detail at the practice issues in working with parents who have a learning disability. It aims to explore and challenge some of the attitudinal issues that may arise, and draws on both Adults' and Children's Services perspectives to examine ways of working together to ensure best practice.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers in Children’s and Adults’ Services.

Image: Workshop iconJoint Research Messages Workshop: Learning Event

21 March

TBC

Partnership Conference

Image: Partnership conference iconPartnership Conference: Learning Event

March

 

Quality assurance of practice – oversight and challenge

Quality assurance (QA) is a vital element in the oversight of direct practice. Drawing on the sector knowledge gathered through the related workshops, this briefing offers practical guidance on how an effective QA and performance framework can support the assessment – and improve the quality of practice.

The briefing explores how ‘hard’ data and ‘soft’ qualitative information can be triangulated to provide an in-depth analysis. It also contains practical advice and proposes tools, measures and methods to improve understanding.

Aimed at: Those responsible for quality assuring multi-agency early help and safeguarding and social work practice.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

March

 

Parental mental health

Parental mental health issues are part of the experience of many families involved with Child and Family Services and have been identified as a key vulnerability in analyses of Serious Case Reviews (www.seriouscasereviews.rip.org.uk).

This briefing will increase practitioners’ understanding of some common mental health issues, and consider how these may impact on parenting capacity and the issues this may raise for children’s development, wellbeing and safeguarding. It also suggests approaches to working with parents who may not have access to adult mental health services.

Aimed at: Frontline practitioners in Child and Family Services, both social workers and others (for example, family support workers).

Image: Frontline BriefingFrontline Briefing: Publication

March

 

Intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA)

An evidence-informed tool for supporting practitioners in identifying, assessing and responding to possible intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA). Designed for practitioners working with children who are already receiving statutory intervention for other issues (such as neglect or physical abuse) where there are concerns about IFCSA.

Used in combination with professional judgement, the tool is designed to help build a picture of a child’s vulnerability to IFCSA and to assist in planning direct work.

Aimed at: Practitioners working with children, young people and families – including social workers; family support and youth workers.

Image: Practice Tool iconPractice Tool: Publication

March

 

Relationship-based commissioning

Image: Change Project final resourcesChange Project Pilot Resources: Publication

March

 

21st Century social work with children and young people with disabilities

This publication brings together the latest research and practice evidence on social work with disabled children, young people and their families and carers. Each chapter provides accessible and practice facing content on themes including: safeguarding; assessments; joint working; transition to adulthood and voice of disabled children and young people.

Aimed at: Strategic leaders in this field; social work managers and practitioners working to support children, and young people with SEN and disabilities.

Image: Evidence review IconEvidence Review: Publication

March

 

21st Century social work with children and young people with disabilities

This publication summarises key messages from the Evidence Review on this topic, which brings together the latest research and practice evidence on social work with disabled children, young people and their families and carers.

Aimed at: Strategic leaders in this field; social work managers and practitioners working to support children, young people with SEN and disabilities.

Image: Executive Summary IconEvidence Review Executive Summary: Publication

March

 

Supporting parents with learning disabilities

This publication will provide the reader with an overview of the available evidence in relation to ‘what works’ in working with parents who have a learning disability.

It will include case study examples of practice, and will offer recommendations for strategic leaders to consider in developing and leading systems to support effective working across Children’s and Adults’ Services to support parents who have a learning disability.

Aimed at: Senior leaders, service leads and commissioners.

Image: Strategic Briefing iconStrategic Briefing: Publication

March

 

Adolescents and risk

Since 2015, Research in Practice has worked extensively with practitioners, service leads and Directors of Children’s Services to build more nuanced responses to risk in adolescence. Effective service redesign will involve multi-agency partnerships across health, education and youth services. This briefing develops key messages for strategic safeguarding partners leading work in this field.

Aimed at: Leaders of local safeguarding boards.

Image: Leaders' Briefing iconLeaders’ Briefing: Publication

Further series of workshops and network events to be determined, pending emerging sector priorities.

* All Tailored Support for 2017-18 MUST be booked and confirmed by 30 November 2017.

 

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