Childrens Partnership Conference

Joined up thinking: early help, protection and care – Partnership Conference

Date: 09:00 - 15:30 Thursday, 25 March 2021

Joined up thinking: early help, protection and care – Partnership Conference



09:00 - 15:30 Thursday, 25 March 2021


The austerity era has meant tough choices for local authorities and children’s trusts and challenging times for the third sector. In many places reduced resource has been focused on statutory child protection services with significant reductions in early help services.

There is currently increased demand to support the wellbeing and safeguarding of children and families in our communities. In this context research and practice initiatives and the voices of care-experienced people can enable us to better understand the value of poverty-aware practice and working in partnership with local communities.

This year’s online Partnership Conference will bring together voices of experience, practice leadership and national policy to consider these issues and inform practice and service development.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Annie Hudson, Chair of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
  • Farrah Khan, Head of Quality and Practice Improvement/ Principal Social Worker, Leeds City Council
  • Katrina Robson, Love Barrow Families
  • Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families


Programme to be confirmed.

Designed for

Practitioners, team managers and practice leaders across early help, targeted support, children in need and child protection, fostering and statutory service staff who work with children and families from across the Research in Practice Partner network.

Further information

We are able to offer up to three places per Research in Practice Partner at this conference. Reduced members can book one place by emailing For queries and information please contact our events team.

This conference will be delivered using MS Teams. Please note adding this event to your calendar does not confirm your place at this event. Details of how to access the event will be sent a week before only to those with a confirmed place.

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Relationships and effective direct work | Shaping and influencing the practice system | Purposeful and effective social work

PCF - Intervention and skills

Membership 2

Organisational membership

Comprehensive access to learning and development resources, publications, events, webinars, services and support to apply evidence-informed approaches in practice.
Organisational membership