Overview

25 Nov, 20218:45 am-3:10 pm

The Children’s Learning Disabilities Forum will provide delegates an opportunity to explore opportunities to improve standards of care for children and young people with learning disabilities. Attendees will hear from leading practitioners and clinical leaders on outstanding approaches to service delivery and care.

The Children’s Learning Disabilities Forum will explore opportunities to improve outcome and raise standards of care for children with learning disabilities as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. This hybrid event will cover issues including the future of service delivery, improving training for staff, and mental health support through On Demand Case study sessions, and face-to-face interactive sessions. This Forum will bring together the local government and the education and health sectors to identify opportunities to collaborate to improve outcomes for children.

What to expect:

  • Expert analysis of the latest research on supporting children with learning disabilities
  • Practical guidance on improving service delivery
  • Best practice guidance on cooperation to improve outcomes for children with learning disabilities
  • Ask your questions and engage with other attendees in face-to-face Q&A sessions and panel discussions

In Addition to the In Person Event: An Additional Interactive Platform and On Demand Sessions

Your ticket also gives you access to our Conference online platform. Here you will be able to connect with attendees, set up virtual meetings before and after the Conference, engage in discussion boards and access exclusive on demand sessions.

Other Speakers

Jess Stewart photo
Jess Stewart
Head of Strategic Commissioning and Policy for Adult Social Care, Learning Disabilities and Autism
Essex County Council

Agenda

  • Live Event
  • On Demand
8:45 am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Mairi Martin
Mairi Martin
Director of Transformation
Mencap
Invited
9:45 am
Back in the Room Icebreakers

With live events back, we will be kicking off the Children’s Learning Disabilities Forum with interactive icebreakers.

This session will allow you to get to know colleagues from across the sector and explore your key learning objectives for the day.

Expect lots of interaction and an opportunity to restart your face-to-face networking experience!

10:00 am
NHS England Keynote: Developing Community Support to Avoid Unnecessary Admissions
  • Highlighting the impact of admissions to children’s inpatient mental health care on children with learning disabilities
  • Outlining how strong community support can prevent admissions to children’s inpatient mental health care
  • Practical guidance on how to improve community support for children with learning disabilities
Phil Brayshaw
Phil Brayshaw
Deputy Head of Children and Young People
NHS England
Confirmed
10:30 am
Interactive Panel Discussion + Q&A: Holistic Covid-19 Recovery for Children with Learning Disabilities

In this interactive session you will be able to explore the steps required for holistic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic for children with learning disabilities. Ask your questions and hear our experts’ perspectives on:

  • Identifying what support children with learning disabilities need as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Highlighting the areas in which children have struggled during the pandemic
  • Sharing best practice for a holistic multi-agency approach to delivering support services
Stephen Kingdom
Stephen Kingdom
Campaign Manager
Disabled Children's Partnership
Confirmed
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
Ambitious About Autism
Confirmed
Jess Stewart
Jess Stewart
Head of Strategic Commissioning and Policy for Adult Social Care, Learning Disabilities and Autism
Essex County Council
Confirmed
11:00 am
Networking Break and Refreshments
11:30 am
Case Study: Implementing the Communication Toolkit at Great Ormond St Hospital

Great Ormond St are testing the use of a ‘communication toolkit’ on some of their wards, which contains communication resources for staff to support children who use different methods of communication to be involved in their hospital care and decisions.

  • Outlining the resources included in the communication toolkit
  • Examining the impact of the toolkit on children’s experiences and involvement in decisions
  • Sharing best practice for examining and improving your organisation’s methods of communicating with children with learning disabilities
Neil Sebire
Neil Sebire
Chief Research and Information Officer
Great Ormond St Hospital
Invited
12:00 pm
Networking Lunch
1:00 pm
Interactive Panel Discussion + Q&A: Improving Staff Engagement to Enhance Service Delivery

In this interactive session you will be able to explore workforce issues relating to services for children with learning disabilities. Ask your questions and hear our experts’ perspectives on:

  • The workforce demands across different sectors that work with children with learning disabilities
  • Sharing best practice for improving service delivery through staff engagement and training
  • Examining the challenges in recruiting specialist staff, and the need for whole workforce training
Melissa McAuliffe
Melissa McAuliffe
Commissioner for Learning Disabilities and Autism
Newham Council
Invited
Robert Chapman
Robert Chapman
Training Coordinator
Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)
Invited
Kate Oulton
Kate Oulton
Consultant Nurse For Learning Disabilities
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Confirmed
1:40 pm
Keynote: The Importance of Social Participation in Improving Mental Health in Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities
  • Examining the increased risk of mental illness in young people with learning disabilities
  • Highlighting the role of social participation in reducing that risk
  • Sharing the most effective interventions for improving mental health outcomes for children with learning disabilities
Dr Rob Brooks
Dr Rob Brooks
Course Director
Leeds Beckett University
Invited
2:10 am
Case Study: Coordinating Care at Sutton’s Specialist Health Team for People with Learning Disabilities

Will add a bit in here on the CQC report and what it said (should come out in the next week) – at the moment they are rated ‘Good’ with specific mention of their work with other health and care providers.

 

  • Highlighting the role of cooperating with the local hospital NHS trust, the transitions team, and other health and social care providers to improve outcomes for children with learning disabilities
  • Sharing best practice for keeping staff training up to date to ensure effective care
  • Outlining the framework for community nurses to work with local GP practices to improve support for people with learning disabilities
Sue Culling
Sue Culling
Manager
Sutton Specialist Health Team for People with Learning Disabilities
Invited
2:40 pm
Interactive Panel Discussion + Q&A: Improving Outcomes through Support at Key Transition Points
  • Identifying key transition points and the support needed to ensure positive outcomes
  • Sharing best practice for implementing effective processes to manage transitions
  • Highlighting the importance of working effectively across services and with external parties such as schools, universities, and employers
Kevin Rodger
Kevin Rodger
Director of Education and Children's Services
MacIntyre
Confirmed
Stephen John
Stephen John
Regional Campaign Manager - England
Royal Mencap Society
Confirmed
Nicky Pettitt
Nicky Pettitt
Consultant Nurse for Youth & Transition
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Confirmed
3:20 pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks
Mairi Martin
Mairi Martin
Director of Transformation
Mencap
Invited
3:30 pm
Conference Close

*Programme subject to change

Keynote: Addressing the Issue of Parent-Carer Blame
  • Sharing findings from research on parent’s and carer’s perceptions of English Children’s Services Authorities
  • Highlighting the problems with taking a “one size fits all” approach to families of children with learning disabilities
  • Practical guidance on the action required to move away from an assumption of parent-carer fault to improve service delivery
Professor Luke Clements
Professor Luke Clements
Cerebra Professor of Law
Leeds University
Invited

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for the Health & Social Care Sector. Typical job titles will include:

  • Head of Commissioning for Children and Young People
  • Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children
  • Learning Disability Nurse
  • Transformation Programme Lead
  • Head of Service
  • Service Improvement Manager
  • Lead Nurse
  • Quality Improvement Manager

Pricing

  • Voluntary Sector (Large - £1Million+ Annual Income)
    £325+ VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Small- Under £1Million Annual Income)
    £275+ VAT
  • Public Sector (NHS/ Local & Central Government)
    £395+ VAT
  • Private Sector
    £595+ VAT

Venue

London