We are delighted to open booking for the return of the NNECL annual conference on the 22nd November 2022 at the Friends' Meeting House Conference Centre, Manchester.
The draft programme for the day is below, including information about the workshop sessions, but please be advised that some of this may be subject to change as we continue with our planning for the event.
BOOK YOUR PLACE AND WORKSHOP SELECTIONS HERE
We can accept payment by card or by BACS. If paying by BACS, Please choose the relevant ticket and then contact us [email protected] with the payment details required by your finance office.
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9:30am Registration/refreshments/meet the team (staff and trustees)
10:00am Welcome (NNECL Co-Chairs)
10:15am Keynote 1: Charlotte Ramsden OBE, Strategic Director for People, Salford City Council
10:45am Keynote 2: John Blake, Director for Fair Access and Participation, OfS
11:15am Student Panel on Turning Points for Care Experienced Students
12.00pm Workshop 1 (Choose one option)
- Supporting care experienced students from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond, Wendy Price OBE, University of Sunderland
- Aspire2University (A2U) - An innovative approach to supporting care experienced students into HE, Melanie Harris, University of Wolverhampton
- Joining the dots: why put governance structures in place?, Sam Dyer and Natalie Bracher, University of Exeter
- Working together with local authority leaving care teams, Hannah McCowen, National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum and Kent County Council
2.00pm Keynote 3: Dr Neil Harrison, University of Exeter, Research on Graduate Transition
2.30pm Workshop 2 (choose one option)
- KU Cares Connectors: Enhancing Employability, Developing Support, and Building Community, Beth Taswell and Lydia Ansong, Kingston University
- The implications of the independent review of children’s social care on support for care-experienced young people, including those attending university, Department for Education
- Care experienced support and the Quality Mark process at small and specialist institutions, Morag Duffin, University of Law and Hannah Bayfield, Research Associate, Cardiff University
- Working collaboratively with internal partners to improve support for care experienced students, Fran Hornsby, University of York
3.30pm Working together: the NNECL Quality Mark and the Care Leaver Covenant, Moira Mitchell, NNECL, and Natalie Latham, CLC
4.00pm NNECL: QM awards and closing remarks/refreshments
4.15pm Networking & departure