Wednesday 4 November 2020

Plenary 1 – Official Opening

ADASS President – James Bullion

ADCS President –  Jenny Coles

Chairman LGA – Cllr James Jamieson

Plenary 2 – Equalities, Diversity And Inclusion – Inclusive Leadership in Social Care

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WW1. Safeguarding Infants, Children & Young People

Debbie Jones – national lead LA multi-agency safeguarding coordinator

Sarah Elliott – member of the National Panel

Dez Holmes – Director, Research in Practice

WW2  Joint ADASS, LGA, TLAP and Social Care Futures session – describing a future vision for social care


WW3  Children’s Services Funding

Anne Longfield OBE – Children’s Commissioner for England

WW4  The role of digital innovation in achieving better outcomes for residents at a more sustainable cost

Presentation to follow

Plenary Session 3 Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under-Secretary DfE

Speech – tbc

Thursday 5 November

TW1    Every decision about care is a decision about Housing

Jeremy Porteus, Housing LIN

Michael Voges, ARCO

TW2    Unaccompanied asylum seeking children: the immediate challenge and the long term sustainable solution

Kate Dexter, Assistant Director, Norfolk

Plenary 4 – Mind the Mental Health Gap – leading the mental health recovery for individuals, families and communities

Kathy Roberts Chief Executive, Association of Mental Health Providers & Chair of The Care Provider Alliance

Sarah Hughes, Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health

TW3    Return to Education

Prof Becky Francis,  Chief Exec of the education endowment foundation

Donna Molloy,  Director of Policy & Practice, Early Intervention Foundation: SEL | EIF guidebook | Mental health resources for students and teachers 

Eleanor Briggs, Director of Policy, What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care

TW4    The Perfect Storm? – Winter, Workforce, Care Markets and EU Exit

Aileen Murphie, NAO

Plenary 5 Helen Whately, Minister of State for Care

Speech – tbc

NCASC 2020 Leadership Speaker: in partnership with Newton – Creating a high performance culture through growth mindset and cognitive diversity, Creating a high performance culture through growth mindset and cognitive diversity

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Friday 6 November

FW1.   Ofsted

Amanda Spielman, HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills

FW2.   An update from CQC: State of Health and Social Care in England

Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive CQC, Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care presentation

FW3    Funding and Reform – what next for adult social care

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FW4    The Care Review

Jenny Coles introduction: Hertfordshire Children in Care Council – video

Charlotte Ramsden, ADCS Vice President

Yusuf McCormack – Our Care Our Say

Plenary 6 – The role of Local Government in responding to a Pandemic – panel discussion

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