Sally Dean, Project Manager, South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership attended the Joint Professional Judgement Conference for Adult and Children’s Services On Tuesday 6th August 2019.
- The Conference began with Janice Spencer (Acting Director of Children’s Services at Lincolnshire County Council) and Carolyn Nice (Assistant Director Adult Frailty and Long-Term Conditions at Lincolnshire County Council) opening the conference and highlighting the numerous successes and achievements of Adult and Children’s services in Lincolnshire.
- Dez Holmes (Director of Research in Practice) who spoke about Transitional Safeguarding from adolescence to adulthood and how complex it is in distinguishing the age children become adults.
- DS Andrew Kirk from Lincolnshire Police gave an informative presentation on cuckooing, county line and gangs. He talked about why people join gangs and showed the audience videos of gang and drug culture prevalent in Lincolnshire.
- Dr Camilla Parker (Mental Health Consultant) who specialises in Law, Policy and Human Rights gave a presentation on Just Equality; who is responsible for the decisions of children: parents or the state.
- Young Inspectors gave an an interactive and engaging presentation about what they do and how they have improved the lives of young people in the Lincolnshire community.
- PSS Shared Lives presenting on what they do as an organisation and how they offer support and care to vulnerable people in the area by hiring independent carers in the community to assist these vulnerable persons. They finished with questions from the audience.
The closing comments were made by Chris Erskine lead professional and PSW for adult care, reflecting on the highlights of the day.
The 2019 Joint Professional Judgement Conference for Adult and Children’s Services was highly successful and received a positive response overall.