Complexity Planning Workshop

9th January 10am-4pm 2023

The Care Review, Competition & Markets Authority, and most importantly the varied experiences of young people in unregistered accommodation, repeatedly highlight the huge challenge in identifying the right homes for young people with complex needs.

Registered children’s homes are increasingly reluctant to accept children with highly complex needs, particularly at short notice or in a crisis situation, for fear of jeopardising their Ofsted rating

ADCS in Competition & Markets Authority report (CMA:2022)

Achieving this shift requires all agencies to understand and dismantle the blocks to responding to these young people’s needs in a complex jigsaw of sufficiency, workforce skills, assessment, provision and regulation.

In the South West Commissioners, Responsible Individuals and the Regulator are all determined to work effectively together to address this challenge and have agreed to a day conference to take out conversations further with a plan for practical steps across local authorities, providers and the regulator to make ‘hard to place’ possible.

Information and booking:

Day to run from 10am to 4pm

10.00 – welcome and the current narrative and context in the Peninsula / wider SW from commissioner/provider perspectives

10.45 – the parameters of need discussed and defined

11.15 – assessment and potential management of risk

11.45 –  Ofsted – providers taking a proactive / creative stance.

Q&A session – some pre-prepared / others on the day

12.45 1.30 – LUNCH

1.30 – 3pm – Joint working – workshop groups to explore :

  • protocols / processes
  • support
  • standard referral documentation for high-risk / high-need children and young people
  • enhanced monitoring processes
  • costing mechanism
  • taking a more common approach to risk, risk management, placement stability etc

3pm – Working break- feedback and discussion – plenary

4pm – CLOSE

The event is suitable for:

  • Commissioners
  • Leaders & Managers of fostering & residential provision
  • Placement officers
  • Regulators

This workshop is running on the 9th of January 2023 from 10am-4pm for £99+VAT (includes lunch)

Venue – Chimmels, Dartington Hall Estate, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EQ

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