Every Child Matters – Every Dad Matters: Including fathers – improving outcomes: Evidence, Policy an

Published: 19 July 2006

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Keynote Speakers Include:
Rt Hon. Beverley Hughes MP, Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families
Catherine Fitt, Executive Director of Children’s Services, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Sue Stirling, Director IPPR North.9am to 2.15 pm

9:00 – 14.15
This conference will focus on translating policy aspirations into effective practice, demonstrating how the inclusion of fathers and male carers can improve outcomes for children and young people

14.15 – 16.30
All participants are invited to take part in the North East Father Work Forum Event taking place immediately following this conference. This will be a unique opportunity for delegates to attend a series of outcome driven workshops based on the theme of Connecting Policy and Practice.

Who is this conference for?

Policy-makers, researchers and senior managers from all the disciplines, policy areas and agencies in the field of Children’s Services.

To present learning from 10 years of the Children North East work to include fathers and male carers.

To demonstrate the links between policy and examples of good practice and to provide evidence about outcomes for children and young people.

To create an opportunity for managers and practitioners to network and share information.

To provide managers with information about how to translate National Government policy into local policy, practice and targets.
To provide practitioners with a clear understanding of how these policies can be translated into action.

The cost is £69 per person – restaurant lunch and refreshments included

(20% discount available to voluntary organisations of less than 20 employees)

Full details and online booking form have been published on the IncludingMen.com knowledge bank .

Alternatively you can download the booking form and then fax it back to us on 0870 752 5780.
You can also register by phoning us on 0845 130 7225.

Can you afford to miss this excellent opportunity to learn from the 10 years experience of Children North East Fathers Plus Project, network with other practitioners region-wide that will help you engage men, fathers and male carers in your settings as well as be abreast with new initiatives and legislation?


9:00 Registrations and refreshments

9:30 Welcome and Introductions

Tom Adams – Director of Children North East

9:50 Policy into Practice
Catherine Fitt – Executive Director of Children Services,
Sue Stirling – Regional Director, IPPR
Rt Hon Beverley Hughes – Minister for Children, Young People
& Families

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Learning from Practice
Heather Harkin – Father’s Support Worker

Carol Potter – Researcher

11:45 Practice to Policy

Barry Knight – Researcher

12:15 Including Men – Infrastructure
Roger Olley – Assistant Director, Children North East
David Van der Velde – Fatherhood Centre Manager

12:45 Discussion

13:15 Close – Tom Adams

Lunch will be served from 13:15 – 14:15

All participants are invited to take part in the North East Forum of Father Workers Workshops which will take place after lunch commencing 14:15.

North East Forum of Father Work Forum

14:15 – 16:30 Connecting Policy and Practice – Workshops
1.) Every Child Matters: Indicators and Outcomes for
working with fathers and men
2.) Involving Men in Early Years and Parenting
3.) Involving Men in Family Learning, Schools
and Beyond

There will be a refreshments break at 15:00

16:15 Evaluations

16:30 Close

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