Networks & Groups

The South East has a number of networks and groups chaired or sponsored by DASSs which report to the bi-monthly meeting of ADASS South East. Governance arrangements within the region are clearly defined and the work plans of all networks and groups are consistent with regional priorities and inform the Regional Programme.

Networks and groups within the region provide an opportunity for practitioners, specialists and strategic leaders to share good practice, contribute to improvement activity and take action on joint issues. There is a focus for managers and practitioners to share learning, collaborate on the development of policies, procedures, benchmark activity and provide support for sector-led improvement activities.

Information and resources relating to the networks and groups in the region are available on this website.  It is a private website to enable members of ADASS to access resources securely.  Most networks and groups meet quarterly and there are workshops or task and finish groups to focus on aspects of social care. The South East supports the following networks and groups:

• Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHP)
• Continuing Healthcare
• Commissioning and Market Development
• Communications
• Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Liberty Protection Safeguards
• Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC)
• Informatics
• Legal
• Mental Health
• Performance including a Data Sharing Group
• Prisons
• Principal Social Workers
• Finance & Resources
• Safeguarding
• Workforce

In addition, the branch leads specific work programmes to meet the regional priority of facilitating the implementation of national policy. This includes:

• BCF and Health and Care Integration
• Transforming Care Programme
• Devolution