Children in Need: Improving Educational Outcomes for Disadvantaged Children

Confirmed speakers:

  • Mohammed Bentaleb, Team Leader, Children in Need and Social Work Analysis, Children’s Social Care Analysis and Research (CSCAR)
  • Sally Kelly, Head of Inclusion, Headteacher, Royal Borough of Greenwich Virtual School, Inclusion, Learning and Achievement, Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Andrew Lagden, Andrew Lagden Education Consultants (Chair)
  • Further speakers to be confirmed


This June the Department for Education concluded its review of Children in Need, broadening its definition of Children in Need in order to close disadvantage gaps and raise standards for all. LSYPE2's research into the multiple disadvantages experienced by young people in Primary and Secondary school, shortly followed by an announcement from the Education Secretary to put in place new measures to support children, suggest that children are affected by a variety of external factors across four domains, namely personal charateristics, family background, home environment and school environment. Whilst behavioural issues and parental engagement are both significant factors for children who are struggling in educaiton, public sector services such as schools, children's services, local authorities and healthcare organisations must work collaboratively to improve outcomes for children across the UK. 

Join us this October to hear from the Department for Education on its latest research and receive an update on the national landscape for disadvantaged pupils. This event will explore what approaches local communities can take to ensuring early intervention and thorough support for disadvantaged children as well as opening up discussion on new, innovative practical techniques currently used by schools and local authorities who are leading the way.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • An overview of current policy and the interaction between local authorities, schools and children’s health services
  • Effective early intervention: spotting the warning signs and clear communication between public sector organisations
  • Providing effective, quality care for all pupils: working collaboratively between local authorities, schools and the healthcare sector
  • Supporting SEND pupils and ensuring access to Education, Health and Care plans
  • Tackling the causes of disadvantage across public sector groups, with awareness of the effects of troubled families, gender, ethnicity and criminal exploitation
  • Case studies of innovative use of funding to improve quality of care
  • A whole school approach: meeting the needs of pupils with complex disabilities
  • Learning from peers: case study examples of early intervention for schools, local authorities and healthcare

The event:

The morning session will focus on new developments in policy, guidance and research regarding disadvantaged children.

The afternoon session will build on this, focusing on individual experiences and examples of collaborative practice from schools, local authorities and the healthcare sector.

Who should attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to: SEND leads, welfare officers, teachers, virtual headteachers, headteachers, deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers, members of senior management teams, specialist teachers, school counsellors, engagement and behaviour support, staff from local education authorities, school governors and local, regional and national bodies involved or interested in improving outcomes for disadvantaged children.

Futher information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Wednesday 16th October 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


The event will take place in Central London, Zone 1. The venue will be announced closer to the time.


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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