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Strengths Based Social Work: Applying the Strengths Based Practice Framework for Professional Practice in Adult Social Work

Friday 31 Jan 2020

West One De Vere Conference Centre, London

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The Strengths-based practice framework for professional practice was released in February 2019.  A Strengths-based practice is a social work theory that focuses on people’s strengths and goals rather than their problems. With a keynote address from Mark Harvey, Chief Social Worker for Adults in England, this conference focuses on implementing a Strengths-based approach, and applying the Strengths-based Based Practice Framework for Professional Practice in Adult Social Work.

“A strengths-based approach explores, in a collaborative way the entire individual's abilities and their circumstances rather than making the deficit the focus of the intervention…. When using a strengths-based approach, risk is looked at as an enabler, not as a barrier.”

Strengths-based approach practice framework February 2019

“Whilst practice evidence and research are vital tools to inform sometimes complex judgements, imagination, creativity and curiosity are also needed to make sure a person’s wishes are respected and their life goals remain at the heart of any decision making process. In other words, it’s about finding the balance between professional engagement and the holistic, co-productive approach we espouse to keep individuals at the centre of all care and support decisions. In this way, we are not dictating a person’s future, but instead working alongside them as trusted advisors, presenting and facilitating options with one ultimate goal: to support them and  their families to make independent decisions about the lives they want to lead. A strengths and asset based approach is, I believe, the best way to achieve this.”

Lyn Romeo Chief Social Worker for Adults (England), February 2019  Department of Health and Social Care

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to implement a strengths based approach to adults social work
  • Learn from outstanding practice in applying the Strengths-based Based Practice Framework for Professional Practice in Adult Social Work
  • Reflect on national developments and learning, and the lived experience
  • Understand the five quadrant model promoted as a set of practice triggers or prompts bought to action through knowledge, values, experiential learning, theories and skills – KcVETS
  • Develop your skills in Delivering a Strengths-based approach to Adult Safeguarding
  • Understand how you can improve the assessment process and the way you look at risk issues
  • Identify key strategies for quality assurance
  • Ensure your practice and interventions are proportionate through case study examples
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

Also of Interest

Adult Safeguarding 2020: Delivering a Strengths-Based Approach
Friday 24 Apr 2020
West One De Vere Conference Centre, London

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