The Learning Zone  is aimed at a wider delegation from across the care sector, including people who work in social services, social care, early years and childcare in Wales, from frontline practitioners to senior decision makers, as well as social work and social care students.

A flavour of topics to be covered by the learning zone sessions:

Wednesday 12 September, 9am-1pm

• Tackling abuse of older people
• Combatting loneliness in rural communities
• Multi-disciplinary care and support to care homes
• Experiences of supporting people with dementia and panel discussion
• Experiences of young care leavers
• Reducing gambling-related harm
• Developing a local model for advocacy
• Empowering the workforce
• Adverse Childhood Experiences
• Supporting those with autism

Wednesday 12 September, 1pm-5pm

• Amy’s story, from service user to provider
• Foster placements
• Improving the experiences of children who are looked-after
• New approaches in child adoption
• Helping children make sense of traumatic life events
• Helping care workers use Welsh at work
• Integrated commissioning of services for children with complex needs
• Revised framework for inspection and performance review
• Enabling good lives for people with a learning disability and/or autism
• Making micro co-ops a reality

Thursday 13 September, 9am-1pm

• The new health, social care and childcare qualifications
• Explaining personal outcomes
• Making better use of technology in care
• A new national campaign to attract more people to work in social care, early years and childcare
• A new national data set
• The future of e-learning