National Children and Adult Services Conference 2011
19 Oct 2011
Tough Times, Good Decisions. A Local Government Association event. To be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) London ExCel

Headline Speakers

Organised by the Local Government Group (LG Group), Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) and Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), this event is entitled ‘Tough times, good decisions’ and is vital to councillors, directors, senior officers, policymakers and service managers with responsibilities for education, children’s services and adult care in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors.

It is also an important opportunity for partners working in health, schools and related fields as well as MPs with an interest in social care, children’s services and education.

The programme will give many opportunities to hear keynote ministerial addresses and take part in plenary sessions. There will be a variety of participatory breakouts and networking sessions.


Day 1 - 19 Oct 2011

Official conference opening
Cllr David Rogers, Chairman, LG Group Community Well-being Programme Board Peter Hay, President, ADASS Matt Dunkley, President, ADCS Avi Lasarow, CEO, Trimega Laboratories UK

Lord Nigel Crisp
Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP Keynote address
Session1: Q and A
Sub plenary session: Finding solutions together – service users, carers and practitioners
Chair: Jo Cleary, Honorary Treasurer, ADASS Panelists: Peter Beresford, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Citizen Participation at Brunel University. - Suzy Croft, Senior Social Worker and Bereavement Team Leader at St John’s Hospice, London. - Jennie Fleming, Director of the Centre for Social Action and Reader at De Montfort University. - Catherine Bewley, Sexual Abuse Caseworker at GALOP and previously Director of Values into Action.

Lunch, networking and exhibition
Policy Session: Best of use of resources: update on framework
Speakers: Sarah Pickup, Director of Adult Care Services, Hertfordshire County Council and ADASS Vice President Simon Williams, Director of Community and Housing, London Borough of Merton and ADASS lead Amanda Lloyd, Programme Manager, Improvement and Efficiency South East

Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Sub plenary ministerial session: Adult social care
Paul Burstow MP, Minister of State for Care Services Chair: Cllr David Rogers, Chair, LG Group Community Well-Being Programme Board

Day 2 - 20 Oct 2011

Providing emotionally intelligent leadership in times of uncertainty
Cllr Quintin Peppiatt, London Borough of Newham, Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA

Chairman and presidential speeches
Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman, LG Group, Peter Hay, President, ADASS, Matt Dunkley, President, ADCS

Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Sub plenary: The reform of the funding of care and support
Chair: Peter Hay, ADASSSpeakers: Andrew Dilnot, Chairman, Commission on the Funding of Care and Support, Dame Jo Williams, Commissioner, Lord Norman Warner, Commissioner

Lunch, networking and exhibition
Political session
Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education Chair: Cllr David Simmonds, Chair, LG Group Children and Young People Programme Board

Political session two
Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health Co-Chairs: Cllr Linda Thomas, LG Group Community Well-Being Programme Board Cllr John Merry, LG Group Children and Young People Programme Board

Towards excellence in childrens services
The Children’s Improvement Board will describe its ambitions for sector led improvement and the core improvement model that underpins the work.

Day 3 - 21 Oct 2011

Good decisions in tough times
Chair: Edwina Grant, Director of Children’s Services, Central Bedfordshire Council and Honorary Secretary ADCS, Martina Milburn, Chief Executive, The Prince’s Trust, Baroness Debbie Scott, Tomorrow’s People, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point,

Elmi Ilugigi Kids in care rapper
Working families everywhere
Dr Emma Harrison CBE, Founder, A4e, Sarah Pickup, Vice president, ADASS

Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP Secretary of State for Health
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
NHS future forum
Geoff Alltimes, NHS Future Forum Patient Involvement and Public Accountability workstream. Co-chairs: Peter Hay, President, ADASS Lisa Christensen, Director of Children’s Services, Norfolk County Council

Exhibitor Comments Great British Care Awards
Exhibitor Comments Interface Associates
Exhibitor Comments Partnership Assurance
Exhibitor Comments Price Training
Exhibitor Comments The Children's Society
Exhibitor Comments The Stroke Association
Exhibitor Comments Trimega Laboratories
Exhibitor Comments tri.x