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Children in Wales Annual Conference 2018

03.10.18 10:00 am
03.10.18 4:00 pm


Children in Wales

Non Members: £125

Members: £105

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3 October 2018, 10am – 4pm

Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff

Children in Wales Annual Round Table Conference

The Whole Child:  The importance of getting it right


 Children can experience uncertainties, adversity, poverty and trauma.  The ability to adapt well, cope better and thrive despite these challenges is a crucial aspect of their lives.

The Children in Wales Annual Round Table Conference will provide opportunities to consider current research and practice that takes a ‘whole child’ approach to improving resilience in childhood. This will include integration of services and the crucial role of the third sector.

The Children in Wales Annual Conference is supported by NCPHWR

Confirmed speakers:

  • Huw Irranca-Davies, AM and Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Welsh Government
  • Understanding and using current Welsh research to influence practice:
  • Professor Sinead Brophy: Wellbeing and mental health are not the same and Early research findings on treating parental mental health to    increase childhood wellbeing
  • Professor Ann John: Mental health in teenagers and young adults – Are we in a crisis?
  • DR Annie Williams, CASCADE: Resilience, strengthening families and investing in edge of care principles
  • David Egan, Professor of Education: Children’s Health and Wellbeing and the New School Curriculum in Wales
  • Panel Session:  Panel members will be contributing to a discussion about the priority actions  needed to ensure the resilience and wellbeing of Children and Young People in Wales.
  • David Melding AM: Chair of the Improving Outcomes for Children Ministerial Advisory Group
  • Lynne Neagle AM: Chair of Children, Young People and Education Committee
  • Young Person’s representative
  • Representation from a CVC: To be confirmed
  • Representation from WLGA: To be confirmed
  • Catriona Williams OBE, Chief Executive, Children in Wales: The importance of getting it right in the current context
  • Rocio Cifuentes, Director, EYST: The importance of social cohesion for children and families
  • Sarah Crawley, Director, Barnardos: Examples of integrated services
  • Dr David Williams, Aneurin Bevan Health Board and chair of Children in Wales: Conference chair

Poster Presentations and Market Place

The conference will provide fantastic opportunities to meet with Wales based researchers, discuss   the latest findings and help to inform future topics.  During the lunch period, delegates can visit the Market Place to hear researchers present their posters in live ‘bitesize’, 5 minute presentations.

In addition, the Market Place will host exhibitors from a wide variety of sectors, providing delegates with information and excellent networking opportunities.

Who should attend?

Professionals working with children and their families and those with a policy lead or interest in childhood resilience and wellbeing.  The conference will be relevant to all sectors involved with children and families, including the third sector and the statutory sector.


Costs:       £105 members of Children in Wales

Costs:       £125 non members

Exhibition Opportunities

Exhibition opportunities are available at the conference.  If you are interested in showcasing the work of your organisation, then please send an email to: bookings@childreninwales.org.uk

Costs:       £50 for members of Children in Wales

Costs:       £75 for non-members

Please note that exhibitor’s fees are in addition to the delegate fee.

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Exhibition Form

  • Exhibitors are asked to complete the setup of their stand between 8.30am and 9am. With regard to dismantling, we would ask that exhibitors do this after the end of the conference at 4pm to avoid any disturbance. Please note that each member of your exhibition team must be registered as a delegate and, where applicable, pay the appropriate delegate fee
  • Cost £50.00 – Members £75.00 – Non-members. Please note that this fee will include a space for exhibition boards/pop-up stand, a table to display promotional materials and one/two chairs.
  • Please provide information about your organisation (200 word max.). This will be included in the conference brochure and will give you the opportunity to promote visits to your stand. You may wish to include information about what you do, how you can help or why delegates should visit your stand.
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Cancellations can only be accepted in writing. Cancellations received three weeks before the date of the event will be refunded in full, less a £10 administration fee. No refunds can be made after this date, although substitutions can be made. Children in Wales reserves the right to alter event programmes at any time.