Policy Forum for Wales

Priorities for social services in Wales: legislation, integration and local government reform

Morning, Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Central Cardiff

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will examine the priorities for social services in Wales - including implementing recent legislation, practical challenges and key future issues for policymakers.


It comes as the Welsh Government prepares to introduce reforms to improve the integration and delivery of social services at a regional, rather than local authority level, following its consultation on the local government White Paper.


It will also be an opportunity to consider the initial impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act and Regulation and Inspection of Social Care Act, which introduced regional partnership boards and pooled budgets for health and social care.


Further sessions will focus on the practical challenges of reforming social services, including establishing effective and accountable governance arrangements, improving the financial and workforce resilience of services, increasing efficiency and delivering reforms without disrupting frontline services.



Guests of Honour

Sarah Rochira

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Chris Stevens

Head of Partnership and Integration Branch, Social Services and Integration, Welsh Government

Guests of Honour

Sarah Rochira

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Chris Stevens

Head of Partnership and Integration Branch, Social Services and Integration, Welsh Government

Keynote Speakers

Senior speaker to be confirmed from Social Care Wales

Eve Piffaretti

Partner, Blake Morgan

Speakers

Mary Wimbury

Senior Policy Adviser, Care Forum Wales

Professor Andrew Davies

Chairman, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and Vice Chair, Western Bay Regional Partnership Board

Councillor Susan Elsmore

Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Wellbeing, City of Cardiff Council and Chair, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Regional Partnership Board

Dr Margaret Flynn

Chair, National Independent Safeguarding Board