Safeguarding concerns; Public health risk tool; Next generation leadership - Partners in Care and Health Bulletin: 28 February 2023

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28 February 2023

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Health and social care, integrated care and safeguarding adults

The ‘Health and social care, integrated care and safeguarding adults’ paper provides an early understanding of the impact of the NHS integrated care systems and integrated care boards (ICBs) on adult safeguarding. This paper tries to provide more clarity on the role of ICBs in relation to adult safeguarding. 

Public health strengths and risk tool

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and the Local Government Association (LGA), in consultation with SOLACE, have developed a tool to support system leaders in local authorities in defining and ensuring good public health at place.

New safeguarding concerns and enquiries paper

We have published a What constitutes a safeguarding concern and how to carry out an enquiry. It aims to build confidence in defining and working with safeguarding concerns and enquiries. It is accompanied with a set of FAQs.

Briefing on the Dynamic Support Register and Care (Education) and Treatment Review policy and guidance

Following the deaths of Joanna, Jon and Ben at Cawston Park, a safeguarding adults review and a national review were undertaken. They looked at the safety and wellbeing of people with a learning disability and autistic people who are being cared for in a mental health inpatient setting. The findings helped inform the development of the January 2023 Dynamic support register and Care (Education) and Treatment Review policy and guidance.

Our briefing sets out the key changes in the policy and guidance, the key issues for ICBs and next steps for councils.

Next Generation Leadership Programme: Spring 2023, for people who work in learning disability and autism services.

With Skills for Care we are running the 2023 Next Generation Leadership Programme for learning disability and autism commissioning managers. There will be an information session on 7 March. Further information about this session can be found on the Skills for Care website. The deadline to apply is 13 March 2023.


Integrated workforce thinking guide: Practical solutions to support integrated care systems

This guide has been written to support employers in integrated workforce thinking, in line with delivering the ICS strategy.


Homelessness and safeguarding: focus on health and palliative care

Monday 6 March 2023, 2.00-4.00pm

This webinar will focus on safeguarding people experiencing homelessness in health and palliative care services, including presentations on current issues, challenges and innovations.

Homelessness and safeguarding: innovative approaches to working with people experiencing homelessness: Venture and Mayday

Monday 20 March 2023, 2.00-4.00pm

This webinar provides an opportunity to hear about how these ways of working with people aim to achieve their priorities in their lives.

Adult social care assurance: preparing for the return of regulation ahead of ‘go live’ on 1 April 2023

13 March 2023, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

On 1 April 2023, a new system of adult social care assurance is due to go live. Under the Health and Care Act 2022, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has a new duty to independently review and assess councils’ delivery of their adult social care duties under the Care Act, and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has new legal powers for statutory intervention in cases where a council is judged to be failing, or has failed, to discharge its duties.

Political Leadership Masterclasses: Health and Wellbeing in the Integrated Care System

Political leaders face the challenge of leading change at scale across cultural and structural boundaries, navigating complexities in the new Integrated Care System environment. The importance of Place and Health and Wellbeing Boards is integral to the success of integrated care systems. These repeated sessions will provide an opportunity for reflection, to share learning, and work through leadership challenges with your peers, as well as hearing from speakers who will support to explore approaches to tackling the challenges.

The following two dates are available:

National Children and Adult Services Conference 2023

29 November – 1 December 2023 | Bournemouth 

Bookings are now open for #ncasc23

The National Children and Adult Services Conference is a must-attend event for councillors, directors, senior officers, directors of public health, policy makers and service managers, and any individuals or organisations with responsibilities for children and adult services in the statutory, voluntary and private sector. Join us to hear about and respond to the very latest thinking on key policy and improvement agendas in social care, children’s services, education, health and related fields. 

To book and to find out more, please visit the conference website.  

Annual Public Health Conference 2023

Tuesday 21 March – Thursday 23 March 2023 

This key annual public health conference will take place over three half day virtual sessions, offering delegates the opportunity to hear from leading expert speakers on the very latest thinking in national public health policy issues, as well as gaining insights from those delivering on the ground. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in sessions sharing good practice from local areas and to discuss issues that matter to them.  

This conference is being run by the LGA in partnership with the Association of Directors and Public Health and the Faculty of Public Health and is free to attend. 

For more information and to book your place, please visit the event page

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