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Early Intervention for Children and Families in Wales - Wednesday 30th April 2014 - Cardiff


Published by Matthew Simpson for Capita Conferences in Care and Support and also in Communities, Education, Local Government

Early Intervention for Children and Families in Wales Conference - Wednesday 30th April 2014

Location – Cardiff

Please quote Booking Source Code SMMK when booking online

Our Early Intervention for Children and Families in Wales Conference addresses the ongoing challenges for stakeholders looking to embed the aims of the Families First programme and turn around the lives of vulnerable families in the most efficient ways. Embedding earlier intervention, preventative working practices and integrated service models are critical to achieving this priority and creating more resilient families leaders.

Attend this practical event to learn from innovative approaches, up to date research and solutions being developed across Wales on key issues including the interface between early intervention and social care, strategic commissioning, workforce development, measuring progress and distance travelled, multi-agency working models and working with disabled children.


  • Katy Burch, Principal Researcher, Institute of Public Care (IPC), Oxford Brookes University
  • Richard Crook, Corporate Director and Anti Poverty Champion,
    Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
  • Chair: Clare Lane, Assistant Director, Tros Gynnal Plant
  • Mike Nicholson, Strategic Director, People, Newport City Council
  • Ceri Evans, Children Services Development Manager, Barnardo’s Cymru
  • Shelley Davies, Senior Partnership Manager, Powys County Council
  • Bev Lane, ISCAN Project Manager, Caerphilly Children’s Centre

Benefits of Attending

  • Determine how early intervention practices interface with social services, drawing on a variety of approaches from early intervention arrangements across Wales
  • Explore leading work to strategically align all three anti-poverty programmes, including Families First
  • Identify new ways of working for effectively commissioning services based on research commissioned by the Welsh Government
  • Look at how best to up-skill your workforce to deliver early intervention practices using an integrated training programme
  • Explore how one area has developed a ‘distance travelled’ tool to capture outcomes of the families
  • Get to grips with how a TAF approach can work for children with disabilities
  • Examine how a pioneering Family Information Service (FIS) is able to improve the resilience of local families and increase access to childcare and employment services

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