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Fostering Transformed: 30th anniversary celebration conference

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The Woolf Lecture Theatre, University of Kent

Woolf College, The Pavilion

Giles Lane

Canterbury

CT2 7BQ

United Kingdom

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Until September 1987 traumatised teens had little option but residential care and, as we know, dismal life chances to follow.

A clear point in history began the transformation in the 1970s, when a project within Kent Social Services overturned the accepted wisdom of the day, and a few sturdy families stepped forward to foster those young people. Evaluated by Goldsmiths University there were great outcomes; definitive evidence that it could be done and that young people would benefit.

When the project funding ended, this new breed of professional foster parent could not go backwards and instead quickly rocketed past the point of no return, pushing the evolution on....and in 1987 the first independent fostering organisations were developed. Increasing numbers of struggling and vulnerable teenagers joined families who were committed to them.

Like them or not, Independent Fostering Organisations wouldn't exist if they were not needed, and the learning that started the boat rocking was undeniably transformational in improving lives....which deserves some celebration, and some further thought by us all.

Who should attend - what’s on offer?

Lively, fresh, and stuffed with knowledge and experience we are joined by key players from today’s field of research, from the National Stocktake, from broadcasting and journalism and, above all, from those directly involved in today’s fostering and advocacy. We will be lifting salient points from past and present for further exploration and application to the future....all in the interests of working together to improve the lives of children in care.

And - it is a celebration after all - performance from lauded singer/songwriter Lucy Spraggan, who also happens to be a foster parent.

If you are involved or interested in fostering in any way including both public and private sectors (Foster Parents, Registered Managers, Supervising Social Workers/Link Workers, Panel Members, Academics, Directors, LAC Teams etc) - this is for you and you are warmly invited.

For more information, inc speaker profiles, visit the Fostering Transformed Conference website: http://www.fosteringtransformed.co.uk/

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

For public transport links please see the Univeristy site here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/locations/canterbury/directions.html

Specific location of Woolf College and Lecture Theatre is here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/canterbury/canterbury-campus/building/woolf-college/wlt

Pay and display parking is available on site.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email: hello@fosteringtransformed.co.uk

What's the refund policy?

Cancellations made up to 7 days before the event will be refunded

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please, or confirmation on a smartphone

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes - if you are unable to attend a colleague may take your place

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The Woolf Lecture Theatre, University of Kent

Woolf College, The Pavilion

Giles Lane

Canterbury

CT2 7BQ

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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