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Parenting conference, 13/02/17 [W]

On 15 February, a parenting conference will be held in Cardiff to look at how professionals can improve their practice working with families.

Children in Wales is running the event following our previous successful parenting conference. The event promises to be a busy and exciting day, with speakers and delegates looking at how best to develop the skills of those who support parents and carers.

Feedback from delegates at the last parenting conference indicated that the knowledge gained would have a positive impact on how people approach their work with families.

Karen Graham, Emeritus Professor at Glyndwr University, will speak about how to ensure staff have the knowledge, competence and skills needed.  She will suggest how we can work together to promote the value of National Occupational Standards and frameworks.

Honor Rhodes OBE, Director of Strategy at Tavistock Relationships, will speak about the role of supervision in developing excellence in family and parenting workers and their managers.

Lucy Akhtar, Senior Manager for parenting with the Welsh Government will speak about the government’s approach to supporting parents.

Workshop leaders will offer the opportunity to learn about restorative approaches in family engagement, supervision as a time to think and feel, lessons about engaging with young parents, working together in schools to support parents, and modelling your service’s qualification arrangements.


To find out more or to arrange an interview, please contact Geraldine Murphy  on 029 2034 2434 or email geraldine.murphy@childreninwales.org.uk.


  1. Children in Wales is the national umbrella organisation for people who work with children and young people in Wales. Our core aim is to contribute towards making the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) a reality in Wales.
  2. You can find more information about our work on family support and parenting on our website at https://www.childreninwales.org.uk/our-work/family-support-parenting/.
  3. The conference, Parenting Conference 2017: Parenting and Family Support – Developing Our Workforce to Meet the Challenge, will be held on 15 February at the Holiday Inn in Cardiff. You can find out more at https://www.childreninwales.org.uk/item/parenting-conference-2017/.