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‘Care, Shared’ 2023: Full agenda and workshop sessions confirmed

‘Care, Shared’ 2023: Full agenda and workshop sessions confirmed

Our first joint conference, brought to you by The Children’s Homes Association and Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers, is now just 9 days away, but there’s still time to book your tickets and join us in London!

We are delighted to add Clair Davies MBE to our superb list of keynote speakers, who will share essential skills in therapeutic parenting and care. 

in the afternoon, our workshop sessions are a fantastic opportunity to expand knowledge and skills related to managing challenging behaviour.  Don’t miss out on a great value learning and training opportunity.


9.30am – Arrival and Registration

10am – Welcome from our chair Kathy Evans (Children England)

10.10am – Helen Oakwater:

‘The impact of past trauma on behaviour and how to move forward’

10.40am – Dr Mine Conkbayir:

‘How knowledge of neuroscience can help your work with children’

11.30am – Clair Davies MBE:

‘The essential components that can make care therapeutic’

Midday – Panel Discussion: Exploring shared themes in fostering and residential care.

12.30pm – 1.15pm Lunch and Networking

1.15pm – 3.25pm: WORKSHOP SESSIONS:

Workshop 1: De-escalation and restraint – Learn practical tools to prevent and de-escalate challenging situations safely, and reduce the need for restraint, its severity and duration. (Dr Jennifer Kilcoyne – Restraint Reduction Network Specialist Advisor for England)

Workshop 2: Missing from care – How can we safeguard vulnerable children and young people without over- involving the Police in their lives? (Alan Rhees-Cooper, Staff Officer to the National Police Chiefs Council Lead for Missing People)

3.30pm – Andy & Matt Smith

Hear from care-experienced brothers and now Directors of the award-winning ‘Smash Life’.

4.20pm – Closing remarks