ARC facilitates a number of workstream meetings to discuss areas of common interest, as identified and requested by our members. These action-orientated groups are open to all member organisations and are attended by Chief Executives, Senior Managers through to frontline staff.
Current workstream themes include:
Adult Safeguarding Champions Network*
In 2016 ARC NI, a member of NIASP (Northern Ireland Adult Safeguarding Partnership), facilitated capacity building training to the sector to support their getting ready for the newly introduced Adult Safeguarding Champion role with over 80 people attending. As a result of this we were asked by organisations to facilitate a Peer Network with clear Terms of Reference, which was established in 2017 and 71 Adult Safeguarding Champions coming together on a quarterly basis. Evaluation after the first year suggested the Champions desire for the Network to continue. The Network encourages organisations presenting good practice to their peers and external guests such as the PSNI presenting on thresholds. The Network continues in 2019/20.
Registered Managers Network*
In 2018 ARC NI established a new network for 65 Registered Managers across 17 organisations (private, voluntary & statutory) to develop peer support relations with a view of:
1. discussing challenges and solutions in implementing their role and responsibility as a Registered Manager, in a safe and respect environment
2. sharing examples of best practice
3. reducing the risk feeling isolated.
The participants evaluated the Network in April 2019 and confirmed the positive impact it had in supporting them in their role. They also stated their desire for the Peer Network to continue into 2019/20. To read the evaluation report click here.
Workforce Development, established since 2008 affords opportunities for managers, HR professionals and trainers to meet guest speakers and decision-makers from a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies involved in the development of the work force.
RQIA & ARC Executive Exchange
RQIA & ARC Executive Exchange, established in 2004 with ARC acting as an honest broker to develop a good working partnership between RQIA and senior managers from member agencies. This offers the opportunity to highlight and address current strategic issues faced by many of the members’ services.
Senior Managers Think Tank
Senior Managers Think Tank, established in 2006 to enable leaders thinking outside the box in managing organisational change required to deliver person-centred services. This offers the opportunity of learning best practice models from other leaders and collaborative action on agreed initiatives.
If you are interested in benefiting from these discussions please contact the office on 028 9038 0960.