Day 1 of the conference will open to delegates from 10.45. The main sessions taking place will be four concurrent seminar streams.

11:00Exhibition opens
Time to sign in, collect your Delegate Pack, access the exhibition and sponsorship stands around the College main foyer and networking opportunity.

Art performances will be held through the morning, including a dementia choir, music groups and drama presentations.
12:00Welcome and Conference opening
The conference will officially be opened by the ADSS Cymru President, Sue Cooper and the and Social Care Wales Chair, Mick Giannasi CBE.
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 (approx.)Seminars
The first day of the conference features four parallel seminar streams, which must be booked in advance.
Children’s Services
hostedby the All Wales Heads of Children’s Services (AWHOCS)
Mental health and well-being: suicide and self-harm prevention
hosted by the ADSS Cymru Lead on Mental Health
Developing and supporting a workforce for the future
hosted by Social Care Wales and Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
The A Healthier Wales Transformation Fund
hosted by Welsh Local Government Assoc and Welsh NHS Confederation
13:00 –
13:30 (approx.)
Marian Parry-Hughes, Chair of AWHOCSAvril Bracey,
ADSS Cymru Lead on Mental Health
Mick Giannasi CBE, Chair, Social Care WalesChair to be confirmed
WLGA / NHS Confed
13:30 – 14:15Isabelle Trowler,
UK Government’s Chief Social Worker, Children and Families
Professor Ann John,
Professor of Psychiatry, Swansea University and the Public Health Wales Lead on Suicide and Self Harm
David Pritchard, Hywel Dafydd, Social Care Wales Margaret Rooney, Care Inspectorate Wales Regulation for success – Care Inspectorate Wales and Social Care Wales working together to improve outcomes Commercial break’ videos From WeCare Wales campaign and Accolades finalists.
14:15 – 15:00Junior Smart,
Working with gangs as a youth leader, trainer, academic, social entrepreneur, public speaker, innovator and ex-offender.
Emma Picton-Jones and the work of the DPJ Foundation,
Supporting people in rural communities with poor mental health, especially men in the agricultural sector which experiences one of the highest rates of suicide.
How can we collaborate, share and celebrate success? Sarah McCarty, Social Care Wales Andrew Bell, Social Care Wales and and two practitioners from the campaign. Sue Evans, Social Care Wales, and two previous Accolades finalists. Launch of 2020 AccoladesRegional Partnership Boards 1 – 4
15:00 – 15:30Tea and coffee
15:30 – 16:15Hibo Wardere,
Survivo, campaigner and author on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Dr.Phil Cooper MBE, co-founder of State of Mind Sport and Phil Veivers former St.Helens rugby league player and World Club Champion Coach for Bradford Bulls will draw on knowledge and experience as pro sportsmen, including their experience of mental health, to discuss mental fitness issues in sport and the workforce‘Commercial break’ - videos
from WeCare Wales
campaign and Accolades
Jon Day, Social Care Wales
Julie Rogers, HEIW
Cathryn Thomas, Social
Care Wales
Caring for the people who
care – how the health and
social care workforce
strategy is taking shape
‘Commercial break’ - videos
from WeCare Wales
campaign and Accolades
Regional Partnership Boards 5 – 7
16:15 – 16:30
Summary and Q&A led by ChairSummary and Q&A led by ChairDiscussion and Q&A led by Chair
16:40 – 17:00

Summary and Q&A led by Chair
19.30Conference Reception followed by Conference Dinner Dance
The conference reception and 3-course dinner will take place at the Hilton Hotel.
Please note that this event will require a separate ticket to be purchased in advance.