Regional Research Symposium - 'Looked after children: permanency and pathways: New insights from research'

25th Sep 2018 09:00

Regional Research Symposium - 'Looked after children: permanency and pathways: New insights from research'

A Nuffield Family Justice Observatory Regional Symposium

25 September 2018, 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Lancaster University Conference Centre, Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster


Keynote speaker: Dr. Susan Collings from The Institute of Open Adoption, University of Sydney: 'Direct contact in permanent care in Australia: implications for supporting children, carers and birth families' 


Other speakers include: 

Caroline Lynch, Family Rights Group: 'Promoting children’s placement within their own families - kinship care and special guardianship orders'

Professor Judith Harwin and Dr Bachar Alrouh, The Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, Lancaster University: 'Findings on the durability of supervision orders and special guardianship' 

Dr Linda Cusworth, The Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, Lancaster University and Dr Helen Whincup, University of Stirling: 'Permanently Progressing? Building secure futures for children in Scotland'  

Dr Claire Fitzpatrick, Department of Law, Lancaster University: 'Disrupting the routes between care and custody: learning from females in the care and criminal justice systems' 

Laura Wood, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University: 'Unaccompanied migrant children in the care system  '

Family Rights Group: 'Lifelong Links - Creating long-term networks of support for looked after children '

PAUSE: 'Messages from practice with vulnerable birth mothers'