Confirmed Speakers Include:
- Katrin White, Senior Associate, Goodman Ray Solicitors
- Alice Frank, Manager of the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum, Catch 22
- Amanda Hatton, Director of Children’s Services, Lancashire County Council
- Andrew Ireland, Corporate Director – Social Care, Health & Wellbeing, Kent County Council
- Colin Maginn, Director, Pillars of Parenting
- Cllr Pat Aves, Chair, Corporate Parenting Board, Wiltshire County Council
- Dr Lisa Bostock, Senior Research Fellow, Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care, Institute of Applied Social Research, University of Bedfordshire (Event Chair)
- Further Speakers TBC
Earlier this year the Government enshrined in law the term ‘Corporate Parent’ outlining guidelines for local authorities, as a whole, to act as the parents to children in care. It encourages councils to perform the duties of a parent to ensure that when children leave care, they are entitled to the best opportunities possible in terms of education, employment and living.
Join Westminster Briefing to hear what the new law means for you and your local authority. You will receive an expert-led brief on what you can do to ensure the best care is afforded to the children in your area who need it most.
Key issues to be addressed:
- What it means to be a good corporate parent
- The duty of authorities as a whole to deliver care to looked after children
- Promoting educational achievement
- Promoting best interests for future care leavers in local services
- Preparing children to leave care and live independently
- Offering support in seeking employment and accommodation
The morning session will aim to provide an up-to date brief on the new law and what it means for local authorities to be good corporate parents.
The afternoon session will focus on best practice in the delivery of corporate parenting services to young people in care, allowing delegates to take back what they have learnt to their own organisations.
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Who Should Attend?
Anyone involved in the delivery of care to children at the local level including: local authorities, social workers, care givers, child welfare workers and those with responsibilities beyond child care.