We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the final report of our Improving Futures project, funded by Big Lottery. Improving Futures was launched in March 2011 as a key opportunity to drive forward innovation in early intervention support of families across the UK with multiple and complex needs.
This timely seminar will bring together policymakers with stakeholders from across the early years sector, as well as local and central government, to discuss key issues for early years education as preparations are made for the extension of free childcare for three and four year-olds from 15 to 30 hours a week to be rolled out nationally from September 2017.
The Children's Society in Torbay (Checkpoint) - working with Dr Margot Sunderland, Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health London and supported by The Big Lottery - is holding a one-day conference 'Conversations that Matter' for professionals committed to improving the well-being of children and young people, on Monday 27 March 2017 at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre. The cost of the conference, refreshments and a two-course buffet lunch is £100 + VAT per person.
Timed to follow the publication of the new mental health strategy, expected shortly, this seminar will provide a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for improving mental health services in Scotland.
Timed to follow the publication of a National Audit Office (NAO) report into the delivery of child protection services, expected in Autumn 2016, this seminar will bring together key stakeholders from across the education and health sectors, as well as local government, to consider latest policy priorities for the safeguarding of children.
Building on our successful conference last year, Children in Wales’ Parenting Conference 2016 will focus on how to develop the skills, knowledge and competence of the people who work to support parents and carers.
The ASCENT programme has been funded by London Councils to host a series of special events each year to address overarching issues in the VAWG sector in London.
The Troubled Families Programme has recently been subject to Parliamentary and media debate. This event aims to take stock of the Programme's fortunes.