The Children Looked After 5th National Conference 2025

  • Thursday, 30 January 2025
  • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 16:30
180+
Conference
Attendees
8
CPD
Credits
16+
Expert Speakers
15+
Sponsors & Supporters
  • Overview

Welcome to The Children Looked After 5th National Conference 2025, a dynamic conference showcasing the best practices, innovative strategies, and collaborative efforts dedicated to improving the lives of children in care across the UK.

Our conference brings together key stakeholders from Local Authorities, the NHS, Charities, and other support services to share their expertise and experiences. Through engaging keynote speakers and insightful case studies, we aim to promote positive initiatives and highlight successful work that positively impacts children in care.

Attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the latest developments in child welfare and support services, as well as participate in discussions aimed at driving positive change in policies and practices. From innovative interventions to effective partnership models, this conference offers a comprehensive overview of the multifaceted approach required to ensure the well-being and success of children in care.

Don't miss your chance to be inspired, informed, and empowered to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children. Join us at the Children Looked After 5th National Conference 2025 for an unmissable opportunity to contribute to positive change and champion the well-being of every child in care.

  • Event Programme

08:30

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:25

Chair's Opening Address

09:30

Keynote Address

09:50

Speaker Session 1

10:10

Speaker Session 2

10:30

Headline Sponsor

10:50

Question & Answer Session

Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.

11:00

Coffee in the Networking Area

11:45

Case Study 1

"Highlight your successful initiatives and innovative practices by presenting a sponsored case study at the National Children Looked After Conference in the UK, offering a unique platform to showcase your contributions to improving the lives of looked-after children."

12:05

Speaker Session 3

12:25

Speaker Session 4

12:45

Case Study 2

"Highlight your successful initiatives and innovative practices by presenting a sponsored case study at the National Children Looked After Conference in the UK, offering a unique platform to showcase your contributions to improving the lives of looked-after children."

13:05

Question and Answer Session

13:15

Lunch in the Networking Area

A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.

14:15

Chairs Afternoon Address

14:20

Case Study 3

"Highlight your successful initiatives and innovative practices by presenting a sponsored case study at the National Children Looked After Conference in the UK, offering a unique platform to showcase your contributions to improving the lives of looked-after children."

14:40

Speaker Session 4

15:00

Speaker Session 5

15:20

Question and Answer Session

15:30

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:40

Speaker Session 6

16:00

Closing Keynote Address

16:20

Question and Answer Session

16:30

Chair's Closing Remarks and Event Close

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  • Accrue 8 CPD points
  • Hear an account from a young person with lived experience
  • Receive an update on the how ‘The Case for Change’ report helps kinship carers receive greater recognition
  • Learn more about the role of youth information, advice and counselling services (YIACS) work in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of care leavers 
  • Gain an insight into why children in care go missing at a much higher rate than that of the general population of children
  • Understand how supported lodgings provides safe and stable accommodation
  • Improve awareness of strategies to encourage young people to access further and higher education
  • Discover how sustainable foster care can be delivered
  • Engage in sharing best practice
  • Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate with speakers and fellow professionals
  • Take advantage of knowledge sharing and networking opportunities
  • Contact Details
  • News
  • Venue
  • Featured Events
  • Downloads
  • Who will attend

Contact Details

News

  • Ann Coffey's Speech on Risks of Exploitation facing Looked After Children

    • Posted on 20 December 2019
    • by Ann Coffey

Venue

Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre is the ideal solution when searching for conference venues in Manchester. Top-of-the-range conference suites, 3 star value hotel accommodation, delicious dining and friendly service are the ideal components for a successful conference or event in the heart of the city centre.

The 18 conference rooms are decked out with all the mod cons including state-of-the-art AV technology, projectors and screens, free Wi-Fi and flip charts. Our clients cover the whole spectrum and include government organisations, trade unions, large corporate companies, non-profit organisations, health and education sectors and small to medium-sized businesses.

From the get-go we strive for excellence in everything we do and our dedicated team of conference professionals go all out to make sure your conference, event or exhibition runs like clockwork.

Featured Events

  • Safeguarding Children: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

    • 22 April 2015
    • 08:30 - 13:30
    • The Place Aparthotel, Manchester
  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Promoting Integration and Early Intervention

    • 08 December 2016
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Taking Early Action

    • 06 July 2017
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Royal National Hotel, London
  • Children and Young People's Mental Health: Improving Care, Treatment and Support

    • 12 December 2017
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • Safeguarding Children: Finding Solutions for Better Protection

    • 24 May 2018
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • Children and Young People's Mental Health: Providing Effective Support

    • 03 July 2018
    • 08:30 - 17:00
    • The Royal National Hotel, London
  • Children and Young People's Mental Health: From Early Intervention to Improved Services

    • 12 February 2019
    • 08:25 - 15:45
    • Mary Ward House Conference & Exhibition Centre, London
  • Safeguarding Children: Promoting Welfare-Preventing Harm

    • 23 May 2019
    • 08:30 - 15:45
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Looked After Children: Safeguarding Welfare-Fulfilling Aspirations

    • 03 December 2019
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Studio, Manchester
  • Children and Young People's Mental Health: New Normal - Same Crisis

    • 18 November 2021
    • 08:30 - 17:15
    • The Royal National Hotel, London
  • Looked After Children 2022

    • 07 July 2022
    • 08:30 - 15:30
    • Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Safeguarding Children 2022

    • 15 June 2022
    • 09:30 - 15:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Children and Young People's Mental Health: Right Care-Right Time

    • 16 June 2022
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Right Care, Right Place, First Time

    • 17 November 2022
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Royal National Hotel, London
  • Looked After Children-Promoting Equality of Opportunity

    • 08 December 2022
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Safeguarding Children 2023-London

    • 16 March 2023
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Royal National Hotel, London
  • Children and Young People's Mental Health: The Path to Recovery

    • 27 April 2023
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Children in Care-Equality & Empowerment

    • 08 June 2023
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Safeguarding Children: Delivering a More Effective and Robust System

    • 28 September 2023
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Children and Young People's Mental Health: Improving Access to Effective Support

    • 18 April 2024
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Royal National Hotel, London
  • Safeguarding Children: Promoting Welfare-Protecting from Harm

    • 28 March 2024
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Royal National Hotel, London
  • Children Looked After 2024

    • 23 May 2024
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

    • 16 May 2024
    • 08:30 - 15:45
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre

Downloads & Resources

  • Open Forum Events Sponsorship Brochure
    Open Forum Events offer a number of partnership, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities that can meet your marketing and business development needs.

who will attend

  • 14-19 Partnership Teams
  • Academics and Researchers
  • Director/Heads Adoption and Fostering Agencies
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinators
  • Asylum and Immigration Officers
  • CAFCASS
  • Care Leavers Champions
  • Central Government Departments and Agencies
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practitioners
  • Child and Educational Psychologists
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Teams
  • Child Protection Officers
  • Children’s Health Service Professionals
  • Children’s Services Officers
  • Heads of Children’s Trusts and Children’s Centres
  • Commissioning Managers
  • Community and Voluntary Organisations
  • Community Development Managers
  • Director/Heads Connexions and Jobcentre Plus
  • Director/Heads Corporate Parenting Boards
  • Designated Nurses and Health Advisors for Children in Care
  • Director/Heads Local Education Authorities
  • Director/Heads Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards
  • Director/Heads Local, Regional and National Health Services
  • Director/Heads Looked After/Children in Care Teams
  • Director/Heads NEET Strategy Teams
  • Director/Heads Permanency Teams
  • Director/Heads Regional Adoption Agencies
  • Director/Heads Welfare Rights Organisations
  • Directors/Heads of Children and Young People’s Services
  • Domestic Violence Co-ordinators
  • Director/Heads Drug and Alcohol Action Teams
  • Early Years and Childcare Practitioners
  • Education and Welfare Officers
  • Education Providers
  • Director/Heads Employment and Training Services
  • Families Services Officers
  • Family Intervention Project Workers
  • Family Pathfinder Workers
  • Family Placement Teams
  • Family Support and Outreach Team Leads
  • Heads of Children’s Strategy
  • Members of Health and Wellbeing Boards
  • Director/Heads Homelessness Teams
  • Director/Heads Housing Service Providers
  • Local Authority Officers and Councillors
  • Looked-After Children Team Managers
  • Members of Police and Fire Service
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Post Adoption Support Services Leads
  • Psychotherapists
  • Residential Children’s Home Managers
  • School Nurses and Health Visitors
  • Schools, Colleges and Further Education Providers
  • Social Workers and Social Services Officers
  • Director/Heads Supported Housing Teams
  • Teachers and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
  • Teenage Pregnancy Co-ordinators
  • Third Sector Representatives
  • Youth Inclusion Teams
  • Youth Workers and Youth Offending Teams