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Putting Children First: Combating Vulnerability and Improving Outcomes for Looked After Children

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Dr Arnon Bentovim is the key speaker at this Public Policy exchange event.

Delegates will:

  • Scrutinise the Child and Social Work Act 2017 and consider further areas of reform
  • Assess ways to improve early intervention to reduce the number of Look After Children
  • Share best practice in effective approaches to help LAC transition into adulthood
  • Determine strategies for preventing LAC from descending into gang violence and crime
  • Explore measures of increasing the availability of Virtual School Heads, improving the educational attainment of LAC and increasing their enrolment in FE and HE
  • Strategise ways of reducing instability and multiple placements for LAC
  • Analyse methods of helping more young people to leave care and establishing greater support mechanisms
  • Discuss tailored health and mental services to meet the emotional needs of LAC