Open Forum Events: Children Looked After National Conference

  • Date 30th January 2025
  • Start time 8:30 am
  • Finish time 4:30 pm
  • Venue/Location Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
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The Children Looked After 5th National Conference 2025 is a dynamic conference showcasing the best practices, innovative strategies, and collaborative efforts dedicated to improving the lives of children in care across the UK.

The conference brings together key stakeholders from Local Authorities, the NHS, Charities, and other support services to share their expertise and experiences. Through engaging keynote speakers and insightful case studies, the conference aims to promote positive initiatives and highlight successful work that positively impacts children in care.

Attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the latest developments in child welfare and support services, as well as participate in discussions aimed at driving positive change in policies and practices. From innovative interventions to effective partnership models, this conference offers a comprehensive overview of the multifaceted approach required to ensure the well-being and success of children in care.

Key features of the event allow attendees to:

  • Accrue 8 CPD points
  • Hear an account from a young person with lived experience
  • Receive an update on the how ‘The Case for Change’ report helps kinship carers receive greater recognition
  • Learn more about the role of youth information, advice and counselling services (YIACS) work in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of care leavers
  • Gain an insight into why children in care go missing at a much higher rate than that of the general population of children
  • Understand how supported lodgings provides safe and stable accommodation
  • Improve awareness of strategies to encourage young people to access further and higher education
  • Discover how sustainable foster care can be delivered
  • Engage in sharing best practice
  • Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate with speakers and fellow professionals
  • Take advantage of knowledge sharing and networking opportunities

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