Parenting UK Annual Conference 2017

Parenting UK Annual Conference 2017

Abbey Conference Centre Map
Parenting UK
19 April 2017
10am to 4pm


Join us for the Parenting UK annual conference where you will hear from key speakers about the importance about theory of change, evidence and evaluation as well as an opportunity to hear from the Parenting Programme Developers' Group about their aims and tips on recruiting and retaining parents.

Don't miss this opportunity to get together with other professionals working with families for the opportunity to network and share ideas. Tickets are free for Parenting UK members. 


10.00-10.30 Registration and refreshments

10.30-10.35 Welcome and opening speech by chair, Pamela Park, Deputy Chief Executive of Family Lives

10.35-11.00 Theory of change: Anne Kazimirski, Head of Measurement and Evaluation, NPC

11.00-11.25 Evidence and evaluation part 1: Dawn Cannon, Director of Warwick Infant and Family Wellbeing Unit

11.25-11.35 Questions

11.35-11.45 Break

11.45-12.30 Keynote speaker – families and parenting within the current political landscape (to be announced)

12.30-1.30 Lunch and networking

1.30-3.30 Afternoon session – in focus with PPDG

1.30-2.00 Introducing the Parenting Programme Developers’ Group: Dorit Braun, chair of the PPDG

2.00-2.45 Recruiting and retaining parents: a panel discussion with the PPDG, sharing views and tips, with Q&A

2.45-3.30 Evidence and evaluation part 2

3.30-4.00 Refreshments and networking

4.00 Close


Who should attend:

  • Parenting and family practitioners
  • Children's centre workers
  • Families services officers
  • Commissioners of children and familiy services
  • Social workers
  • Directors of children's services
  • Youth workers
  • Youth engagement teams

How to book

Select the number of tickets you would like from the categories below (select the drop down menu on the right) and click 'continue' to access the booking form. Please note that there are a limited number of free members' tickets available. 

Listed prices exclude VAT. When booking, please be patient and only click 'CONFIRM' once. Clicking again can repeat the booking and you may be charged twice.

If you are not yet a Parenting UK member and would like to take advantage of the membership rates, you can join us for as little as £24 per year. 

If you experience any issues booking your ticket, please contact us on is an online service designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children aged 5-19, with a collection of videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behaviour and learning.