Membership news - September 2015

In This Issue

  • Membership Renewals are here!
  • Quality matrix Survey
  • Care Act Training Tomorrow!!!

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Quality Matrix Survey

Dear Members,As KiCA continue to work on behalf of the membership with Kent County Council we have developed the below short survey to gather some information on Quality.From our last survey it was clear that the sector are unhappy with the current quality ranking system and therefore in response we have been working with them to define a better Quality measurement for nest round of contracting due to start in the coming months.Please fill in survey with as much information as you can - remember this is our opportunity to voice how we wish to measured by our Local AuthorityQuality Matrix SurveyThanks,KiCA Executive Board

Membership Enrolment - Together we are stronger...

Dear Members,Membership enrolment time! Care providers from all sectors of care provision should be joining KICA now. KICA is fighting for the rights of the first class and vital care services you provide in Kent. KICA representatives already attend many meetings with the KCC on a voluntary basis to represent the care sector. But we need YOU! We want to ensure we speak for you, we want your ideas, your thoughts and any suggestions that you believe will help you and other care providers in Kent to enable us to represent Care in Kent. Your goals are the same as ours and we need to build cohesion in Kent. The more united we can be, the stronger we can be.

Kent County Council are producing a new Contract for providing care for older people and physical disability. The care sector needs to ensure that the Contracts are fair and represent your services. Your contributions to us will make an impact and will actually make a difference. The new contract will be in place for at least 3 years and could affect the future of your business.

We need your co-operation and we need your support."

Care Act Training Tomorrow:


Places are freeAims

  • To provide a range of information that will enable attendees to share and cascade the benefits of Making Safeguarding Personal for the adult at risk with their teams/organisations in Kent
  • Provide Managers and Safeguarding Leads with a range of tools and materials that can be used to familiarise staff to support implementation of making safeguarding personal in practice


  • Understanding what an outcome focus approach in safeguarding is
  • Understanding of the principles of Making Safeguarding Personal
  • Explore Care Act similarities and differences to safeguarding practice
  • An awareness of the tools available to support practice, including the MSP literature developed in Kent
  • Develop best practice in Making Safeguarding Personal
  • Able to adapt materials to share and cascade in own organisations/teams

DateTimeVenueWednesday 16thSeptember 20158.45am for 9.15am to 12.30pmKent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Ashford Business Point, Waterbrook Avenue, Sevington, Ashford TN24 0LHSpeakers:Clive Brock – Safeguarding Adults Co-ordiantor KCC LDMHKaren Davies – Matron Safeguarding Adults, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Hospitals TrustJanice Drain - Director of Compliance and Training, Kent Care Alliance – Domiciliary RepresentativeSusie Harper – Detective Chief Inspector, Head of Public Protection Safeguarding, Kent PolicePaul Hodgkinson – Detective Sergeant - Investigative Training Team, Kent PoliceAmy Kierans - Safeguarding Adults Co-ordinator, KCC LDMHYvonne Phillips – Safeguarding Adults Quality Assurance and Policy Standards Officer, KCCCherie Reid - Professional Advocate and Kent Team Leader - Advocacy for AllClare Swan – Operations Manager - Kent Care Alliance - Care Homes RepresentativeNigel White – Detective Constable - Investigative Training Team, Kent PoliceCecilia Wigley – Head of Safeguarding, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership TrustPhillip Willmott – Safeguarding Adults Co-ordinator, KCC LDMHThe News and Blogs Pages

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