From Care to Independence: Transformative Strategies for Care Leavers

  • Saturday, 03 August 2024
  • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 16:30
100
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10
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  • Overview

The "From Care to Independence: Transformative Strategies for Care Leavers" conference brings together thought leaders and practitioners from academia, the NHS and local government to foster meaningful dialogue about the critical issue of care leavers in the UK.

Care leavers face numerous challenges and obstacles in their transition from care to independence. This conference seeks to address these issues, examining from various perspectives and offering potential solutions. Each session is tailored to examine a different aspect of care leaver support, including education, mental health, employment, legal rights and housing, among others.

The conference will feature a keynote address providing a broad overview of the current landscape for care leavers in the UK. This will set the stage for the day's discussions and explorations. Throughout the day, we will have eight 20-minute sessions, each focused on a different theme. Sessions will feature presentations from three speakers, fostering a multi-disciplinary dialogue that brings together academic research, public health expertise and local government experience.

In addition to these sessions, the conference will also highlight three case studies. These case studies will give attendees the opportunity to delve deeper into real-world examples of successful interventions and models in care leaver support.

The conference is designed to promote cross-sector collaboration and shared learning. Our goal is to inspire attendees to implement new ideas and strategies in their own communities and organisations and to forge new partnerships that can drive positive change for care leavers in the UK.

We look forward to a day of fruitful discussions and look forward to seeing you there. Together, we can help shape the future for care leavers in the UK.

  • Event Programme

08:30

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:25

Chair's Opening Address

09:30

Keynote Address Speaker

"The Care Leavers Landscape in the UK"

This opening keynote address will provide a comprehensive overview of the current landscape for care leavers in the UK. It will identify and explore the key challenges that these individuals face as they transition to independent living, while also shedding light on recent successes and positive developments. The address will also delineate the role of various institutions, both governmental and non-governmental, in shaping the outcomes for care leavers. Setting the stage for the day's discussions, this keynote will offer a broad perspective on the complex ecosystem of care leaving in the UK and underscore the need for a multifaceted approach to enhance their life prospects.

09:50

Session 1

"Education Outcomes for Care Leavers"

This session will delve into the educational challenges that care leavers often encounter. Speakers will discuss systemic issues and potential solutions to improve educational attainment for care leavers, including policy initiatives and support programs.

10:10

Session 2

"Mental Health Support for Care Leavers"

This session will explore the mental health needs of care leavers and discuss how these needs can be met effectively. The focus will be on community support, governmental mental health initiatives and the role of the NHS in providing mental health support.

10:30

Headline Sponsor

10:50

Question and Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.

11:00

Networking Break and Coffee

11:45

Case Study

12:05

Session 3

"Vocational Training and Employment for Care Leavers"

This session will evaluate the role of vocational training in providing care leavers with sustainable employment opportunities. It will highlight successful initiatives and programs and discuss ways to improve vocational training for care leavers.

12:25

Case Study

12:45

Session 4

"The Role of Foster Care in Supporting Care Leavers"

This session will assess the effectiveness of foster care in supporting care leavers. The discussion will focus on the current state of foster care for care leavers, the challenges and areas for improvement.

13:05

Question and Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.

13:15

Lunch in the Networking Area

A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.

14:15

Chair’s Afternoon Address

14:20

Case Study

14:40

Session 5

"Legal Rights and Advocacy for Care Leavers"

This session will explore the legal rights of care leavers and discuss ways they can be better supported to advocate for themselves. It will also examine the role of governmental and non-governmental organisations in advocating for care leavers' rights.

15:00

Session 6

"The Role of Local Government in Care Leavers' Lives"

This session will review the responsibilities and potential of local government in supporting care leavers. It will highlight successful local government initiatives and discuss ways to enhance local government support for care leavers.

15:20

Question and Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.

15:30

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:40

Session 7

"The Influence of Technology on Care Leaver Support"

This session will investigate the potential of digital technology in enhancing services for care leavers. It will examine existing digital initiatives and explore the possibilities for future technology-based interventions.

16:00

Session 8

"Building Resilience in Care Leavers"

This session will discuss evidence-based strategies to nurture resilience and support mental well-being among care leavers. It will focus on practical techniques and programs that can help care leavers build resilience.

16:20

Question & Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.

16:30

Chair's Closing Remarks and Conference Close

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  • Contact Details
  • News
  • Venue
  • Featured Events
  • Downloads
  • Who will attend

Contact Details

News

  • UK General Election: What will be next for health and social care?

    • Posted on 09 June 2017
  • iMind Initiative – Implementing Better Care

    • Posted on 10 April 2017
    • by Anne Reed
  • Why does Transfer of Care matter?

    • Posted on 14 September 2017
    • by G2 Speech
  • Duty of Care: CQC Targets Health & Social Care Inequality

    • Posted on 09 October 2017
    • by Jason Gordon
  • Dare to Care Different

    • Posted on 13 February 2018
    • by Ian Spero
  • Caring About Health Leads to Healthier Care Leavers

    • Posted on 14 May 2018
  • Care City-The Test Bed Programme

    • Posted on 07 November 2018
    • by John Craig

Venue

Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre is the ideal solution when searching for conference venues in Manchester. Top-of-the-range conference suites, 3 star value hotel accommodation, delicious dining and friendly service are the ideal components for a successful conference or event in the heart of the city centre.

The 18 conference rooms are decked out with all the mod cons including state-of-the-art AV technology, projectors and screens, free Wi-Fi and flip charts. Our clients cover the whole spectrum and include government organisations, trade unions, large corporate companies, non-profit organisations, health and education sectors and small to medium-sized businesses.

From the get-go we strive for excellence in everything we do and our dedicated team of conference professionals go all out to make sure your conference, event or exhibition runs like clockwork.

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who will attend

 

  • Social Worker
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Youth Services Manager
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Transition Manager
  • Director/Head of Children’s Services
  • Education Officer
  • Mental Health Advisor for Young People
  • Lead Clinical Psychologist for Youth
  • Social Services Manager
  • Housing Services Manager
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

 

 

  • Director of Youth Services
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Legal Advisor
  • Director of Children and Young People’s Health
  • Foster Services Manager
  • Child Services Coordinator
  • Lecturer/Professor in Social Work or Child Development
  • Researcher in Child Development or Social Work
  • Digital Services Manager (for those focusing on digital interventions)
  • Nonprofit Director or Program Manager (for those working in related nonprofit organisations)
  • Policy Advisor/Analyst (Local or National Government)
  • Youth Advocate