North West Adoption Conference: The Post-Adoption Support Challenge
Monday, 6 October 2014 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Post Adoption Support Challenge
Adoption support services are both essential and critical in securing happy and successful placement outcomes. It is vital for local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies to provide robust, networked and an appropriate range of support services to families and to children and young people in education, health and social care.
It is also a reality that many parents struggle to deal with challenging behaviour, then feel isolated and unable to cope and yet do not wish to seek help through fear of being seen as failing.
Attendance at this conference is essential for everyone working in adoption support and/or who is striving to secure and deliver those services which will improve the lives of adopted children and their families.
It is also relevant for approved adopters and their families who have to face the day to day challenges of raising very vulnerable children, many of whom will have experienced maltreatment and the traumas of sustained abuse and neglect.
9.00 Registration and refreshments
9.30 Chair introduction & welcome: Tony Crane – Director of Children’s Services, Cheshire East Council
9.40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Edward Timpson, MP. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Children and Families)
10.05 Julie Selwyn, Professor of Child and Family Social Work, University of Bristol
11.00 Sally Donovan, Adoptive parent and author
11.45 Questions and discussion
11.50 Refreshment Break
12.05 Rob James, Head of Behaviour Brynllywarch Hall School
12.35 Cheshire East Council Adoption Support Team
12.50 Questions and discussion
1.00 Lunch and networking
2.00 Professor David Shemmings PhD, Professor of Child Protection Research, University of Kent
2.30 Julia Brown, CEO Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Trust
3.00 Hugh Thornbery, CEO Adoption UK
3.30 Panel discussion and questions
3.55 Chair closing remarks
4.00 Close of conference
Terms and conditions: This booking form is a binding agreement. Cheshire East Borough Council reserves the right to levy the following charges in the event of cancellation. 6 weeks prior to the event 50% of the fee. If less than 31 days before the event date a substitute will be accepted but no refund will be given. Failure to attend the event counts as a cancellation. Cheshire East Borough Council reserve the right to change the programme, speakers or venue.
When & Where
Cheshire East Council Adoption and Special Guardianship Team
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