Programme

Please see below for the programme for Community Care Live 2024.

PLEASE NOTE ALL SESSIONS ARE IN PERSON, AT THE BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, LONDON.  THERE ARE NO ONLINE VIEWING OPTIONS AVAILABLE.
    
  

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Children
Relentlessly restorative relationships: how we are working together with children and families
Cafcass welcome you to a learning event on relationship-based practice, exploring how we are working with children and families to build relationships and work collaboratively to provide all children with an exceptional experience of their engagement with us.

The session will be facilitated by our principal social worker, Dawn Goodwin. Our keynote speaker, Mark Finnis, expert in restorative practice, will share why the building of relationships and working in a relentlessly restorative way is key in achieving the best outcomes for children.

You will hear directly from social workers about how they are using restorative, relationship and strengths-based practice to engage with children and their parents in both public and private law proceedings. They will share examples of how they have supported children during their proceedings which highlights the value and impact of this approach for children.

You will also hear from Barry Tilzey, assistant director for Cafcass’ National Improvement Service, about the difference our practice framework, Together with Children and Families, is making in the work we do, contributing to Cafcass’ ambition of giving every child an exceptional experience of Cafcass, everywhere, every time.

Objectives:
  • Consider how relationship and strengths-based practice can support engagement with children and young people.
  • Understand what it means to work restoratively with children and families, and to hear examples of what this looks like in practice.

Mark Finnis, director, L30 Relational Systems
Dawn Goodwin, assistant director - principal social worker, Cafcass
Barry Tilzey, assistant director for performance and quality assurance, Cafcass
Sharon Batchelor, family court advisor, Cafcass
John Traynor, family court advisor, Cafcass

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Children
Engaging children in decision-making: making young people’s voices the loudest ones we hear
Cafcass and the Family Justice Young People's Board (FJYPB) are excited to welcome you to explore some of the ways social workers at Cafcass strive for children and young people's voices to be the loudest of all voices heard in the family courts.

Kate Newton is Cafcass' Together Development Champion and Steven Anderson is the assistant lead to Cafcass' Social Work Academy. Kate and Steven have different styles, but both make sure that children's uniqueness and differences are embraced and reflected in their approaches.

Together, they will share with you their wealth of knowledge, skills and experience in finding ways to provide children and young people with the best chance of feeling able to develop trust, allowing them to express their truth, experiences, hopes, thoughts and wishes.

Young people from the FJYPB, along with Kate and Steven, will be collaborating with you to focus on what you must do to create a relationship with children and young people that allows them to experience social work and social work process in a restorative way. Bring your best thinking and be prepared to take part! Steven and Kate are big advocates for shared learning so bring your best ideas to share, as no social worker’s toolbox is ever too full!

Objectives:
  • Build knowledge around how best to engage children through trusting relationships. 
  • Highlight the importance of keeping children informed during decision making processes.
  • Hear directly from young people who have experienced court proceedings about why engagement matters.

Kate Newton, Together Development Champion, Cafcass
Steven Anderson, assistant lead , Cafcass' Social Work Academy
Members of the Family Justice Young People's Board, Cafcass

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:45 PM - 1:10 PM

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM