Introduction to Adults' and Children's Social Care for Finance Practitioners


Event summary

These events provide an introduction to the legislative, operational and financial elements of adults' social care and children’s services.

In the context of continuing austerity, the events will look at the legislative and operational challenges of responding to growing need with limited finances and a rigorous inspection regime.

These events follow the publication of a new guide to children’s services finance as well as updated guidance material for adult social care.


23 May 2019
Starts: 10:15
Ends: 16:00


CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
Greater London
E1 8AN
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Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

Finance practitioners new to children’s services or adult social care who want to better understand the distinctive features of adults' and children’s services finance. 

Finance practitioners with some service experience yet wanting to know more about the legislative, operational and inspection aspects of these services.

How you will benefit

With the National Audit Office continuing to stress the risks posed to financial sustainability through the financial pressures in adult social care and children’s services, these events will better equip finance practitioners to:

  • work with directorates to prepare more robust budgets
  • create coding structures that provide the financial information that service managers need to manage resources well
  • ensure performance and financial systems are aligned to provide consistent information on activity and price
  • understand the links with education and health and the funding they provide
  • provide financial and other information within commissioning plans
  • help managers have a better understanding of provider costs
  • prepare more informed commentaries on budget and budget monitoring reports
  • offer informed financial advice to service managers and commissioners
  • contribute more fully to the preparation of transformational business plans
  • support work to contribute to the Spending Review 2019 (SR19) for both services, as SR 19 is providing the first opportunity in almost ten years for real additional funding.


  • Accounting
  • / Childrens services
  • / Commissioning
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Governance
  • / Health and social care
  • / Local government
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Risk management
  • / Value for money

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