As a result of coronavirus, all our events will be online until further notice.
Upcoming online events
Professionals Knowledge Exchange event
Wednesday 27 January 2021, from 10am to 5.30pm.
For professionals who work with or commission services for special guardians and other kinship carers, our Professionals Knowledge Exchange event
This is a virtual event.
*If you’re part of our Kinship Response membership, email us for a 50% discount code.
We have an incredible line up of speakers, who will be discussing some of the most recent issues affecting kinship care support today, including:
Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for England – Children and Families
Yvette Stanley, National Director for Regulation and Social Care – Ofsted
Krish Kandiah, new Chair of the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board (ASGLB)
Vas Patel, Senior Policy Officer – Department for Education
Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner of Ridley & Hall Solicitors
Sir James Munby, Former President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales
If you’re a Head of Service or a commissioner, we’ll be showcasing some of the innovative work being done by One Adoption West Yorkshire and their ambitious plans to introduce region-wide support and financial allowances.
The ASGLBs new digital Special Guardianship Support Guide will be launched and explained at the event.
There will be plenty of opportunity to network with your counterparts from children’s services teams from across England and Wales.
The audience for this knowledge exchange is professionals working with kinship carers and is not aimed at kinship carers themselves. We will be holding events specifically for kinship carers in the near future. We will provide refunds for any kinship carers who sign up. If you are a kinship carer and are interested in helping to shape events for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.