Where and When?

Friday June 3rd 2016
The Priory Rooms, Birmingham 40 Bull Street B4 6AF.

Following the success of CPConf2015 – Is the Child Protection System Fit for Purpose? –
the Transparency Project is pleased to announce its support for the second multi disclipinary conference on June 3rd 2016.

The previous conference discussed serious concerns about the current child protection system. Now we want to meet and talk about what we can do to make things better for all involved, building on the suggestions and discussions sparked by CPConf2015 – see for example the Transparency Project guidelines on recording interactions between parents and professionals.


Booking Tickets

To book tickets and find more details about the venue, please visit our link on the EventBrite site.

Tickets cost £60 for professionals and £30 for non professionals.

We have 10 free tickets for those in genuine financial need – please email sarah.phillimore@stjohnschambers.co.uk if you want a free ticket; first come first served.

CPD accreditation for barristers.

Timetable of the Day

9.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-10.15 Opening remarks
10.15-10.45 Update from Dr Lauren Devine about her research into the CP system
10.45-11.15 Maggie Siviter; the social work perspective
11.15-11.45 Coffee Break
11.45-12.15 Surviving Safeguarding; parent and blogger
12.15 -12.45 Lucy Reed Chair of the Transparency Project; the lawyer’s view
12.45-13.15 Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn; the European Perspective
13.15-14.00 LUNCH
14.00-15.00 WORKSHOPS 

Workshop A – Adoption, Trauma and Support: with Amanda Boorman of The Open Nest and the POTATOs

Workshop B – What other options for help and support for parents?

With Jerry Londsdale on McKenzie Friends and Barrister Victoria Teggin on mediation in child protection.




Q and A with speakers and other distinguished guests; including Brid Featherstone and the FRG.