On the 13th October 2016, the Challenging Behaviour-National Strategy Group (CB-NSG) held it’s national meeting in partnership with the Learning Disability Professional Senate. The theme of the meeting was ‘Making Sense Together’ and below we provide an overview of the day and links to more information about work to be taken forward.
The meeting began with three powerful presentations from family carers and people with learning disabilities who shared their own personal experiences.
Following these presentations, attendees chose between the following five workshops:
2. Working in partnership with families to develop local pathways for children and young people – Jacqui Shurlock (Challenging Behaviour Foundation), Heather Armstrong (Clinical Psychologist) with information provided by Mary Busk (Family Carer). Click here to view the outcomes of the workshop.
3. Workforce development: Supporting providers to develop their staff – Steve James (Avenues) and Jan Seamer (Family Carer). Click here to view the outcomes of the workshop.
4. Good communication to improve the inpatient experience – Vicky Romilly (Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) and Jackie Edwards (Family Carer). Click here to view the outcomes of the workshop.
5. Managing the risks: Supporting local learning disability specialist teams to get people into the least restrictive community environments – Tony Holland (Cambridge University) and Wendy Fiander (Family Carer). Click here to view the outcomes of the workshop.
In the afternoon, Julie Higgins (Director of Transformation, NHS Engalnd) and the National Psychiatric Lead, Jean O’Hara, gave a presentation about the progress of the Transforming Care Programme. This was followed by a brief question and answer session. Click here for q&a responses provided by Julie Higgins.
Following the presentation, attendees again chose between five workshops:
1. Working effectively with families to bring about strategic change – Emily Williams (Gloucestershire Council), Dawn Rooke (Carers Gloucestershire) and Karen Roche-Galvin (PBS Practitioner). Click here to view the outcomes of the workshop .
2. Moving on: Minimising Risk and involving experts by experience – Julian Morris (Clinical Psychologist) and Emma Austin-Garrod (Family Carer). Click here to view the outcomes of the workshop.
3. National Audit Office: the Transforming Care Review – what evidence are we looking for? – Ashley McDougall (National Audit Office) and Viv Cooper (Challenging Behaviour Foundation). Click here to view the outcomes of the workshop .
4. Protecting Human Rights and upholding the Law – Alex Rook (Irwin Mitchel LLP), Charlotte Skouby (Leigh Day LLP) and Jackie Clarke (Family Carer). Outcomes of this workshop will be available soon.
5. Making Sense Together: Hearing the voices of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities – Nick Gore (Tizard Centre), Della Money (LD Professional Senate) and Balwinder Sandhu (Family Carer). Click here to view the outcomes of the workshop.
In the final session of the day, Cally Ward (Challenging Behaviour Foundation) alongside Crispin Hebron and Sandy Bering (LD Professional Senate) led ‘What Next: Action Planning with the CB-NSG and the LD Professional Senate’. Click here to view a write-up of the session.
Written updates were provided by the steering group on the progress made since the last CB-NSG National Meeting. Click here to view the update.
The actions will form part of an overarching plan of work, based on the CB NSG Charter.
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