Supporting Teenage Parents Conference

Published: 6 November 2009

Capita’s 4th National Conference

Thursday 3rd December 2009, Central London

Capita’s 4th National Supporting Teenage Parents Conference is a key conference for practitioners with responsibility for teen parents – who as a group represent a major priority for Government, since teen parent families are more likely to experience child poverty, social exclusion and health inequalities.

Speakers at the event will include:

  • Gill Frances, Chair of the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group
  • Alison Hadley and Robert Drake from the Teenage Pregnancy Unit of the Department for Children, Schools and Families
  • Duncan Fisher, Director of Dad Info and Honorary Fellow of the Better Birth and Beyond Programme at the University of Chester
  • Matthew Hay, New Dad Project Coordinator for St Michael’s Fellowship

Who should attend?

Representatives from:

  • Central, Regional and Local Government
  • Local Strategic Partnerships
  • Strategic Health Authorities, NHS Trusts and PCTs
  • Housing Associations, RSLs and YMCAs
  • Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards
  • Connexions, LSCs
  • Schools
  • Voluntary and Charity Sector


  • Insight from young parents on their experience of maternity and early years services and how agencies can make help more accessible
  • Guidance on raising young parents’ aspirations, preventing further unplanned conceptions and signposting to education, employment and training
  • Strategies for promoting the educational inclusion of school-aged parents
  • Multi-agency working to avert social exclusion, deprivation and homelessness
  • How best to involve ‘hard to reach fathers’
  • Innovative projects promoting attitudinal change around domestic violence

For further information and to book your place view Capita’s Conference Programme or contact Joanna Edwards on 0207 202 0526 or by email

Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Young Parents and Families

A half-day briefing

Friday 4th December 2009 – Central London

Full details of this event can also be found in Capita’s Programme

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