Safety in Partnership Regional Symposium

Hayes, D. (Keynote speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


I was invited to give a keynote presentation at this symposium on the findings of the evaluation of the Safety in Partnership approach. There were over 40 participants representing Social Work leadership across Health and Social Care Trusts (HSCTs), the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB), the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), Youth Justice, the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI), and the voluntary sector. The two external contributors were Professor Nick Frost, Leeds Metropolitan University and Dr Trish Walsh, Trinity College, Dublin. The aim of the Symposium was to present the findings of Phase Two of the QUB evaluation of the Safety in Partnership (SiP) approach and contribute to the development of an evidence base in Northern Ireland of effective practice. In a context of reform with a focus on safety and quality in practice, and to achieve better outcomes for children and young people, this was an opportunity for the Symposium to objectively review the SiP approach and inform the final phase of the QUB evaluation process. The symposium concluded with a presentation from Mr Sean Holland, Chief Social Worker for Northern Ireland, who summarised the key points from the Symposium in regard to Safety in Partnership as a sustainable approach, the scalability of the approach, the potential for learning transfer and the contribution to an evidence Base in Northern Ireland.
Period08 Sep 2014
Event titleSafety in Partnership Regional Symposium: null
Event typeSeminar
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional