The Guardian Family Futures conference: What’s next for services supporting children, young people and families
24 February 2010, London
The Guardian is pleased to launch Family Futures, a one-day conference for professionals working in children’s services, youth justice, education, health and housing.
This event will provide a timely opportunity to debate how services can support families, including fathers, more effectively. It will include an in depth look at the Government’s Support for All Green Paper and the plans to offer families ‘radically more choice’ in how they balance work and childcare. In the run up to the election this is a unique opportunity to discuss how to make public services accessible to families of all kinds.
Key topics on the agenda are: the Green Paper, measures to prevent family breakdown, integrating and improving service delivery, ending child poverty and supporting children with disabilities.
Designed for professionals and policy makers working across the public and voluntary sectors, an outstanding selection of speakers and sessions throughout the day will encourage comprehensive and constructive debate. The expert line up includes:
- Dawn Primarolo, minister of state for children, young people and families
- Maria Miller, shadow minister for the family
- Dr Katherine Rake OBE, Chief Executive, Family and Parenting Institute
- Dame Clare Tickell, chief executive, Action for Children
- Amanda Edwards, deputy chief executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence
- Sir Paul Ennals CBE, chair, Children’s Workforce Development Council
- John Goldup, director development, social care, Ofsted
- Merseyside Fire and Rescue – youth engagement team, Guardian Public Services Award winner