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Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Room to be confirmed, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Speaker(s): Cathy Ashley, Family Rights Group
Cathy Ashley will consider the implications of proposed family justice and child welfare reforms including the Children and Families Bill, revised Working Together safeguarding guidance and Troubled Families initiative – and will question whether we're getting it right.
The seminar will consider in the context of changing legislation if families need to be directed to fix their failings –- and does it work? Is earlier, faster removal of children in the best interests of the child or are minimising the importance of their right to family life/family relationships? Has vilification of struggling parents eroded public empathy, legitimising a denial of their rights. And what are the alternatives?
Cathy Ashley is chief executive of Family Rights Group, the charity that advises and advocates for families in England and Wales whose children are involved with or require local authority services because of welfare needs or concerns. Cathy has edited numerous publications including: Understanding family and friends care: local authority policies – the good, the bad and the non existent (2012, FRG); Big Bruv Little Sis – Research findings on sibling carers (2011, FRG); Working with risky Fathers: Research findings on working with domestically abusive fathers and their involvement with children's social care services (2011, FRG); and The Family Group Conference Toolkit (2006, (FRG/DfES/Welsh Assembly).
For further information about this event:
Contact: Jessica Baah-Achamfour
Tel: 020 8417 5758
Directions to Room to be confirmed, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB:
Tel: 020 8417 5758