Looked After Children: Adopting & adapting innovation to improve outcomes, 14th July 2017, Bradford

Hosted by Bradford Metropolitan District Council and North Yorkshire County Council with the Spring Consortium


You are invited to take part in an interactive session focused on adopting innovative responses to the needs of looked after children (LAC), and adapting them to new geographies.

The event will feature a number of projects funded through the Innovation Programme, including Bradford’s ‘B Positive Pathways’, North Yorkshire County Council’s ‘No Wrong Door’ and the Fostering Network’s Mockingbird model. There will also be reflections from the evaluators on learning from the projects.

This event will explore opportunities for a regional Yorkshire & Humberside children’s social care (CSC) learning hub.

Who should attend?

The event is targeted at Assistant Directors and Heads of Service in Yorkshire and Humberside who are interested in learning more about innovation and improvement in CSC, and more specifically, how to adopt and adapt innovation to meet the needs of looked after children in a local context. Multidisciplinary colleagues and colleagues from other areas beyond Yorkshire and Humberside are also welcome.

The purpose of the workshop

• To learn about adopting promising LAC innovations and adapting them to new contexts and areas
• To learn about opportunities and barriers, and consider how these interventions can be implemented and used
• To explore opportunities for a regional Yorkshire & Humberside CSC learning hub

Date, time & location

Date: 14th July 2017
Time: 09.00 – 12.00 (lunch will be provided from 12.00 – 13.30 with a chance to network with your colleagues)
Location: Bradford (venue details will be shared in the confirmation email)

Booking your place

Spaces for the event are limited so to register your interest in attending please
email innovation@springconsortium.com with your details (name, position and email address) clearly stating the event title (looked after children) in the subject of the email.

Please confirm your interest by Friday 30th June 2017 and then we will confirm your place via email.

An agenda and further details for the event will be shared with attendees in advance. In the interest of fostering learning within the sector we would like to share your contact details with other attendees. Please let us know if you would prefer us not do so.