Adoption Support Plans: Children First?


24 October 2007

Registration and Refreshments from 8.45am

Conference begins at 9.15am and concludes at 4.30pm


Bankside House, 24 Sumner Street, London SE1 9JA (adjacent to Tate Modern)

How to find Bankside House

Bankside House is in Central London, on the historic south bank of the Thames, adjacent to the Tate Modern and near to the Globe Theatre.

Nearest tube stations: London Bridge, Southwark and Borough

Bankside House is approximately 10-15 minutes from mainline National Rail Stations

For detailed travel information on how to reach Bankside House by public transport, please see Transport for London.



Adoption Support Plans: Children First?
One-day Conference

The objective of this conference is the promotion of effective adoption support plans utilising the latest research from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

The Adoption Act 2002 and the White Paper offer a window of opportunity but is it working in practice? What can be done to optimise the support available?

Adoption support planning will be explored from a policy, practice, legal and funding perspective, taking post-code and commissioning factors into account.

The course is aimed at all professionals and families seeking to optimise the long-term health and wellbeing of young people currently being placed for adoption.

* Solicitors and Social Workers can gain CPD hours for attending this conference.

Keynote speakers include

  • Hedi Argent, Independent Adoption Consultant, Trainer & Freelance Writer (Chair) 
  • Edwina Brocklesby PhD, BSc (Econ) CSQW – Director, Parents for Children
  • Monica Duck – Director, Post Adoption Centre
  • Dr Mary Mather FRCP, FRCPCH – Consultant Community Paediatrician, Bexley Care Trust
  • Pat Monro, Children's Solicitor


£100 (registration before 10 October 2007)

£110 (registration afer 10 October 2007)

£45 for families and carers

* 10% discount available for bookings of groups of 3 or more from the same organisation (made at the same time of booking)

How to register

Register online here, email [email protected] or download our conference booking form here.

For more information

Please call Charlotte Lindsell on 020 7520 2880 or email [email protected]

The full conference programme

The full conference programme, including timetable, speaker biographies and a venue map is available here.
  The complete Parents for Children conference calendar is available here