Courses and Events for Kent Integrated Alliance Members

KICA presents an extensive array of courses and events tailored to the diverse needs and interests of its members. From specialised training programmes to grand annual events, it's all part of KICA's dedication to serve as a pivotal hub for knowledge, networking, and social care sector best practise.

Do you want to hear practical tips on how to improve your recruitment process?
Thursday 28th Sept 10:00 – 11:00. Join the live episode of the Skills for Care podcast the care exchange to hear the recruitment guru Neil Eastwood share practical tips and advice on how you can find more of the best frontline care staff and how to keep the ones you have. He will also be talking about his recently published second edition of Saving Social Care, explaining how you can optimise your recruitment process and find the best people for your service..Register now to attend

International Recruitment Webinars:

Introduction to International Recruitment
Tuesday 12th September 10-11am
Thursday 21st September 2-3pm
Best Practice – Ethical Sourcing, Compliance & Onboarding

Thursday 14th September 10-11am
Tuesday 26th September 2-3pm
Home Care Provider Special

Tuesday 19th September 10-11am
Thursday 28th September 2-3pm

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT):
Free online self-assessment of your organisation’s data and cyber security and is used to evaluate your compliance with legal requirements, Data Security Standards and good practice.
How to register onto DSPT:
Tue 10-10.30am
Wed 11.30-13pm
Fri 1-1.30pm
An overview of DSPT toolkit:
Mon 11-11.45am
Tue 2-2.45pm
Wed 9.30-10.15am
DSPT individual session for your questions:
Mon 3-3.30pm
Wed 1-2.30pm
Fri 10-10.30am
Contact  telephone 03000 418087 to arrange a session and to get your individual ODS code (to register) or for any other support.

Kent and Medway Registered Manager Conference:
10th October County Showground, fully funded 12th conference book here

Care Sector Digital Event:
8th November book here

Workforce Development Fund (WDF) and Adult Social Care - Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS)  information session:
Thursday 14th September 2023, 14:00 - 15:15pm. Claim back money towards the costs of learning and development of your staff book now.

The Workforce Development Fund is a financial contribution towards the cost of completing a range of qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules. In this session you will learn how to access the WDF, which programmes are eligible, what criteria is needed, as well as important deadlines. You'll also learn how to set up and add information to the required Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC WDS) account, and how you how you can use it to:
-manage your training records and generate evidence for CQC
-benchmark your service against similar providers
-access discounts and offers from Skills for Care and endorsed training providers.
If you are unable to attend on this date, it is also taking place on Wednesday 11th October 10:00 - 11:15am click here for more information and to book or Wednesday 15th November 10:00 - 11:15am click here for more information and to book.

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