Development Summit

NHS Employers, in conjunction with the Asian Fire Service Association, is holding a "One Day Development Summit" in Leeds on Thursday 11th July 2019.

The event will gather leaders and active participants in the provision of pastoral, spiritual and religious support from the National Health Service, Ambulance, Fire, Police and Prison services to explore the challenges of meeting those needs in 2019 and beyond. There will be opportunity to hear from experts, learn from one other and look at creative ways of working in partnership in the future to address the diverse needs of clients, patients, customers and the general public.

It will take place at "Horizon Leeds", a leading-edge conference centre situated at 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendall Street, Leeds (LS10 1JR). The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. the same day.

Although some expert speakers will be giving presentations, it is intended that everyone attending the event will have an opportunity to participate.

Under the banner of: "Promoting excellence and inclusive pastoral, spiritual and religious support for all without exception", the aim of the day will be: "to stimulate debate, share latest research and practice and advance collaborative working across the NHS, Ambulance, Prison, Fire and Police services.

The event will have the following specific objectives:

  • To raise awareness of the latest research, policy and practice in relation to inclusive, spiritual and religious chaplaincy, pastoral and humanist provision.
  • To enhance understanding of the ever-changing rôle of those who provide spiritual and pastoral support and the opportunities to work more effectively with partners across the system.
  • To encourage participants to change practice and facilitate culture change in their respective organisations to help achieve a more inclusive service.

Key themes for the day will include:

  • inclusion and modernity within chaplaincy across the United Kingdom;
  • terminology: how do we define associated words and terms such as "chaplaincy", "religion", "belief", "spirituality", "pastoral care", "humanism" and "no belief or faith";
  • addressing the needs of minority faiths and the needs of the non-religious in a modern and diverse United Kingdom;
  • the contribution and challenges facing chaplaincy services within contemporary Prison, NHS, Fire, Ambulance and Police services;
  • people, place, purpose and neighbourhood resilience;
  • measuring the impact of chaplaincy services and demonstrating added value;
  • the intersection of faith and ethnicity in mixed-faith families.

The target audience includes the following staff, working in the NHS, Ambulance, Prison, Police and Fire services:

  • chaplains and those who provide spiritual and pastoral care;
  • faith leaders;
  • managers;
  • equality leads;
  • human resource managers;
  • community development workers.

The cost will be: £125 per delegate.

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