DAY 3- LBTH Parent Conference 2021:  Families Matter - The Road Ahead

DAY 3- LBTH Parent Conference 2021: Families Matter - The Road Ahead

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Families Matter: The Road Ahead - a conference planned with parents for parents.

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As the government announces its ‘roadmap’ to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in the months ahead, the Parent and Family Support Service welcomes parents, carers and guardians to join the first virtual conference with keynote speakers, webinars and workshops taking place over three days to fit in with busy family life.

Day 3 - Opening Message and Keynote Speech

9.55am Arrival in virtual waiting room

10.00am Welcome and look at the day ahead

10.10am Keynote Speaker: Cllr Asma Begum, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Young People

10.30am Join the Parent and Carer Council, the borough’s main family forum

10.40am Close

Meeting ID: 923 5624 3490 Passcode: JAFLU4

All registered attendees will get Zoom details to attend the opening message and keynote speech event


Webinar/Workshop Times

Morning: 11.00-11.45am

Lunchtime Daily Discussion: 12.00-12.45pm

Afternoon: 1.30-2.15pm

Conference Close

Prize Draw

Each participant of a webinar/workshop will be entered into a prize draw to win family tickets from our conference partners, including Rich Mix, Half Moon Young People’s Theatre and Discover Children’s Story Centre.

The more webinars/workshops you attend the more entries for the prize draw!

Please book your selection of webinars and workshops delivered with morning, afternoon and evening options below.


Anti-racism through Storytelling

Global Learning London

Thursday 18th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 11.00 - 11.45am - Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 916 4766 0112 Passcode: 762418

In this workshop we will explore how the stories we choose to tell and read to our children shape the view they have of the world and their place within it.

We will begin by exploring the how discrimination can quietly manifest in storybooks, film and wider culture. We will then consider how to counteract this impact by inviting other perspectives through a simple set of questions we can ask ourselves and discuss with our children.

SEND Parent Ambassadors

Delivered by the Tower Hamlets SEND Parent Ambassadors

Thursday 18th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 11.00 - 11.45am - Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 972 4104 0933Passcode: BT8c7S

An introduction to the SEND Parent Ambassadors, who they are and what they do.


Become a Foster Carer: Introduction and Support Available

Delivered by The Fostering and Adoption Team

Thursday 18th March 2021

Workshop 1 - 11.00 - 11.45am - Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 970 1343 8365Passcode: 627386

Workshop 2 - 1.30- 2.15pm - Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 940 0134 6253Passcode: 022911

Some children are not able to safely live with their birth parents and need to live with a foster family. Find out about who can become a foster carer, how long it takes and what support is available to help you care for Tower Hamlets’ most vulnerable children. Hear from one of Tower Hamlet’s foster carers on the challenges and rewards of fostering.

In addition, sometimes children who come into care can be looked after by someone they know (for example, a grandparent, aunt or family friend). There are several ways for children to be cared for by someone they know, for example as a special guardian or kinship carer. Find out about the differences between these types of carers and what support they are entitled to.


Become a School Parent Governor

Delivered by Governor Services with the Parental Engagement Team

Thursday 18th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 1.30 - 2.15pm - Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 941 7908 0236Passcode: n2vqS6

School governors have a varied and important role to help the school run effectively. Find out what the role entails and hear first-hand experiences from parent governors in local schools.


The Lunchtime Daily Discussion: Self-care Tips to Support Parents

Delivered by Tower Hamlets Parent Champion Volunteers from the Parent and Carer Council

Thursday 18th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 12.00 - 12.45pm - Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 950 2101 1074

Passcode: 3HHaK7

We may not be able to fly on planes right now, but we can certainly take the solid advice from the stewardess and bring it into our homes: “Put on your own oxygen mask before helping those around you”.

Trying to balance and fulfil so many roles for our young people, being their parents/carers, teachers, and friends; it’s more important than ever that we look after ourselves.

Exploring those tricker times of the day, and how we can avoid them escalating, and how to be kinder to ourselves, take some time for ourselves, and remembering to aim for some goals of our own.


Daily SEND Q&A Session

Delivered by Tower Hamlets Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice Support Service (SENDIASS)

Thursday 18th March 2021

  • Workshop 1 - 1.30- 2.15pm - Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 952 5529 5150Passcode: 8mM1ib

An opportunity for parents to ask questions around Special Educational Needs and Disability.

  • Getting support from the school
  • Applying for an EHCP
  • Looking for the right school
  • Home schooling


Please note – all confirmed registration bookings will receive the Zoom webinar details one day before the event.

The Zoom meeting details are for the registered participant only and are not to be shared more widely.

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