2020 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Take a look at our sponsors and exhibitors for Community Care Virtually Live 2020

Interested in booking a stand? Click here to learn more.

Event Partner

Essex County Council

Essex County Council is proud to be the ongoing event partner with Community Care and we are delighted that new technology has enabled us to evolve and develop this event, to be delivered virtually this year. We hope that you will enjoy this new, innovative and exciting learning experience as we continue to adapt to the challenges in these unprecedented times.

Our work with risk and need are central to the ethos of Essex County Council. We are Serious about Social Work and believe that With Us You Can!

With Us You Can make your career work for you, find flexibility, see your skills brought to life. We value you and celebrate your successes. Be proud of what you do because we are.
Our staff are encouraged to work creatively, try new things and find new ways to improve the lives of our community.

The key aspects of our success are built on a clear theoretical framework, teams where we know our staff and communities well. We take a strategic and practical approach to support work in a systemic way which is at the heart of all we do.

We have applied these principles in the planning of this event and hope you will see this and enjoy the event as much as we will.

Our Adult Social Care Masterclasses show cases our journey with the ‘Foundations of Practice’ and ‘Ethical Decision Making.’

Our Children and Families Masterclass features our innovative approach to Children in Need Planning, ‘Would you stick it on the Fridge? Children In Need Planning to louden the voices of families in CIN.’

We hope your experience at the event will help you become the best you can be. If you believe Essex County Council can support you on that continuing journey then come and join us in our virtual booth and discover that With Us You Can!


Interactive Zone Sponsor

Surrey County Council

Surrey’s Children’s Services is making big strides, but there’s more to do and we need committed and experienced social workers to help us reach our goal of outstanding services.

We put the child at the centre of everything we do. Our young people have told us that their social workers should be kind, dependable and open, and so that’s what we’re striving to be.

Our practice models are committed to early support and prevention, to build family resilience, so that we provide the right help at the right time and tackle the causes of children being in need or at risk. 

Our culture is based on nurturing talent and supporting people to be the best they can be.  We need people who have new ideas and are prepared to work differently.

We’d love for you to join us for our two Masterclass sessions which will provide a practical session on motivational interviewing techniques and how it has helped our social workers build family resilience; and our pioneering work with the Hope Service, a unique service to Surrey, discussing  our relations-based practice model to support adolescents with mental health issues.

In June, everyone at Surrey County Council was devastated by the sudden death of Dave Hill, our Executive Director.

Our new leadership team is committed to the purpose and mission Dave left us. We are resolute as a team that we will finish the work he started here, improving the lives of children in Surrey. We will do it together for Dave and we want you to be part of it.


Event Host

Hampshire County Council

Since being found ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted in June 2019, our journey of transforming how we keep Hampshire’s children and families safe and protected is ongoing. In Hampshire, we believe in always striving to be the best we can be, as practitioners and an authority as a whole. We continue to look at our daily practices and processes to ensure they are streamlined not only for the ease of our staff but for the benefit of the children and families we work with, too.

If you are interested in becoming part of our outstanding workforce, join our workshop sessions to find out more about how we have adapted during the Covid-19 outbreak to keep delivering an outstanding service across our vast county.


Somerset County Council


Hertfordshire County Council

At Hertfordshire County Council, we pride ourselves on our innovative approach to effective service delivery. Employing 8,500 centrally and 23,500 in schools, we are an exciting place to work. If you are looking for a new career challenge, we have a variety of opportunities to inspire you. We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce.


Medway Council

Medway offers a rich culture and a great future; there has never been a more exciting time to work here.
Since our last inspection we have significantly invested in our workforce, and redesigned our services to ensure we provide the right service, at the right time, in the right place.


Social Work England

Social Work England is a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles. We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal with those we regulate—to protect the public, enable positive change and ultimately improve people’s lives.  

Social work is about people. Our purpose is to regulate social workers in England so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life. We are committed to raising standards through collaboration with everyone involved in social work.


Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Working on the frontline has never been more challenging. For teachers and social workers, health and mental health professionals, and probation officers to name but a few, the challenges can feel insurmountable. As a Trust we seek to influence public policy wherever possible to improve our systems and increase funding for mental health services and related initiatives. We also provide education and training which enable all frontline professionals to work in more meaningful, effective, and rewarding ways with service users and each other.


The Open University

At The Open University, we help individuals to achieve their ambition and employers to develop their workforce.

As one of the largest providers of social work training in the UK, our flexible study arrangements fit in around work and home life.  More than 6,000 social workers have qualified with the OU, and we have over 20 years of experience working in partnership with employers.

Speak to us about achieving your goals with our routes into social work, postgraduate qualifications and CPD, or about working in partnership to develop your workforce with our qualifying social work programmes and apprenticeship.