Early Interventions for Families at Risk

Published: 8 October 2009

Capita’s 6th National Conference

Wednesday 25th November 2009, Central London

This timely event will examine how vulnerable families can best be supported and explore how targeted and holistic services can be effectively implemented to reduce risk factors and improve outcomes for all the family.

Who should attend?

Representatives who work with vulnerable families within local, regional and central government, PCTs, NHS Trusts, Police & Criminal Justice Services, Housing, Education and Voluntary and Community Groups.

Speakers include:

  • David Bartlett, Deputy Chief Executive, Fatherhood Institute
  • Professor Jacqueline Barnes, Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues
  • Lynne Reay, Family Nurse Programme Supervisor, Lambeth Community Services
  • Philip Winter, Head of Crime and Drugs Strategy, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Sally Wadsworth, Family Pathfinder Project Manager, Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Deborah Corbridge, Family Intervention Project Manager, Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Maureen Nuttall, Strategy Development Manager, Action for Children
  • Lynn MacDonald, Professor of Social Work Research, Middlesex University
  • Amanda Edwards, Deputy Chief Executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence
  • Di Malkin, Interim Principle Manager Family Support, Stoke on Trent City Council
  • Lynne Wilkie, Dedicated Lead Worker, Family Intervention Project
  • Patsy Townsend, Director of Early Intervention, Thames Valley Partnership
  • Duncan Humic, Partnerships Manager, Thames Valley Probation

Chaired by: Dr Carol Homden, Chief Executive, Coram

Preventative Working in Early Years (half-day briefing)

Thursday 26th November 2009, Central London

This briefing will examine the importance of nurturing parent-infant bonds, both ante and post natal, to break the cycle of disadvantage and social exclusion.

Speakers include:

  • Jessica James, Consultant Parent Infant Psychotherapist, Parent Infant Project, Anna Freud Centre
  • Nasso Christou, Head of Centre, Archway Children’s Centre
  • Anne Lynch, Supervisor, Family Nurse Partnership Team, Tower Hamlets NHS
  • Lena Engle, Head of Early Years Service, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Anne Page, Policy Manager, Family and Parenting Institute

Chaired by: Anne Pinney, Assistant Director of Policy and Research, Barnardos

How to book

For further information about both events and to book a place, download the Conference Programme


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