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The programme outline is listed below. For full details of the workshops please click the Workshops tab above.

9.15am

Arrival and Registration

9.45am

Welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Yvonne Shemmings, Training Provider, Social Researcher and Honorary Lecturer, University of Kent

10.05

Keynote: Beyond wishes and feelings: the need for trauma-informed, theory-informed and research-informed practice

During this session David will address three points:

  • How can practitioners remain emotionally present when working with children?
  • When children have told us their ‘wishes and feelings’ ... what do we do next?
  • How do we prevent ‘wishes and feelings’ work becoming yet another ‘box to tick’?

Speaker: Professor David Shemmings OBE PhD, Professor of Child Protection Research and Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent

10.50

Break and refreshments

11.10

Workshop session 1

Choose one of the workshop sessions listed below 

A) Direct work with adolescents in the child protection system: The importance of understanding behaviour

SPEAKER: Laura Hanbury - PhD student, Royal Holloway University and family practitioner for looked-after children


D) Making sense of emotions with children, and begining and ending relationships - West Sussex County Council 

SPEAKERS: Miriam Williams, Lauren Thompson, Chantal Treanor and Sarah Hatton - Social Workers in Family Support and Protection, West Sussex

F) Using direct work in everyday practice

SPEAKER:
Yvonne Shemmings - Training Provider, Social Researcher and Honorary Lecturer, University of Kent

12.15

Workshop session 2

Choose one of the workshop sessions listed below 

A) Direct work with adolescents in the child protection system: The importance of understanding behaviour

SPEAKER: Laura Hanbury - PhD student, Royal Holloway University and family practitioner for looked-after children

B) Ascertaining and evidencing the views, wishes, feelings and experiences of disabled children

SPEAKER: Maxime Cole- Triangle

C) Direct work: the centre of good practice - Essex County Council 

SPEAKERS:
Carley Goodman - Family Care Worker, Sharon Isted - Team Manager South Essex Family Centre, and Laurette Robertson - Team Manager, West Essex Family Centre work with parents and children

1.15pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Workshop session 3

Choose one of the workshop sessions listed below 

D) Making sense of emotions with children, and begining and ending relationships - West Sussex County Council 

SPEAKERS: Miriam Williams, Lauren Thompson, Chantal Treanor and Sarah Hatton - Social Workers in Family Support and Protection, West Sussex

E) Using contemporary technology in direct work with children

SPEAKER: Professor David Shemmings OBE PhD - Professor of Child Protection Research and Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent

F) Using direct work in everyday practice

SPEAKER: Yvonne Shemmings - Training Provider, Social Researcher and Honorary Lecturer, University of Kent

3.00pm

Break and refreshments

3.20pm

Workshop session 4

Choose one of the workshop sessions listed below 

B) Ascertaining and evidencing the views, wishes, feelings and experiences of disabled children

SPEAKER: 
Maxime Cole - Triangle

C) Direct work: the centre of good practice - Essex County Council 

SPEAKERS: 
Carley Goodman - Family Care Worker, Sharon Isted - Team Manager South Essex Family Centre, and Laurette Robertson - Team Manager, West Essex Family Centre work with parents and children

E) Using contemporary technology in direct work with children


SPEAKER: Professor David Shemmings - Professor of Child Protection Research and Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent

4.25pm

Closing comments

4.40pm

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