A one day event presented findings from the three ASCC projects, followed by lunch and networking and finished with an afternoon session on the new school of Social Care.

Programme

9.00am Arrival and refreshments

9:30am Welcome & Introduction, Judith Phillips FAcSS, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director of The Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences (RIASS), Swansea University

9.45am The ASCC N.Wales remit, research development work and example of a successful ASCC collaboration – The Data Linkage project, Alison Orrell, Bangor University

10.15am The ASCC seminar series, the Developing Evidence-Enriched Practice (DEEP) project and the ESRC ‘Meaningful and Measureable’ action learning and knowledge exchange project, Nick Andrews, Swansea University

10.45am Social Care and Social Work Research Skills Capacity Building, the WISERD E-learning Initiative & Adult Social Care and the Foundational Economy, Martin O’Neill & Luke Cowie, Cardiff University

11.15am Tea/Coffee Break

11.30am PhD poster exhibition

  1. Looked-after children in Wales: An analysis of the backgrounds of children entering public care, Martin Elliott
  2. The perceived influence of public perceptions regarding personal and sexual relationships among adults with intellectual disabilities on social care workers’ attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, Edward Oloidi
  3. Adopted Children’s Experiences of Education’, Anya Barton
  4. ‘Care leavers and higher education. What contributes to success?’, Gemma Harrison

11.45am PhD Oral Presentations 

  1. “The impact of adversity on Home-Start support”, Nell Warner, Cardiff University
  2. An investigation into the needs of men experiencing domestic abuse and current service provision (Wales), Sarah Wallace, University of South Wales 
  3. ‘The experiences of informal carers of people with young onset dementia in rural Wales’, Gordon Jones, Swansea University

12:00pm Lunch & Networking

12.30pm Reflecting on ASCC and looking to the future (Welsh Government’s commitment to social care research and Social Care Wales and any movement regarding the School), Dan Venables, Head of Social Care Research & Development, Welsh Government

1pm Summary and close

Resources

The presentations given at this event can be downloaded using the links below:

Dr Nick Andrews, Research & Practice Development Officer, School for Social Care Research, Swansea University. ASCC (Swansea) – 2013 to 2015

Dr Martin O’Neill, Research Fellow, Cardiff University. The use of ICT and Blended Learning for Accessing Research by Social Care Practitioners: The Evidence.

Dr Dan Venables, Research Fellow, School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Reflecting on ASCC and looking towards the future: Social Care R&D in Wales.

Dr Luke Cowie, Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Cardiff University. Adult Social Care & the Foundational Economy

Resources

The presentations given at this event can be downloaded using the links below:

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