Tri – Borough Virtual School Conference

Tri – Borough Virtual School Conference

Tri – Borough Virtual School Conference on 26th June 2017

Tri – Borough Virtual School Conference on 26th June 2017

This government is currently spending 200 million pounds in reforming the adoption system in the UK. Many new paths are being trodden including the formation of Adoption Centers and Virtual School Heads to offer information and advice to parents and special guardians of previously looked-after children and their schools.

So what could this new Government amendment mean? It was only passed in April 2017, this conference aims to celebrate this new initiative, examine wider implications as adoption begins to be integrated into schools and discuss the new roadmap ahead.

I am honoured to say that I join the team of speakers to also discuss the importance of the adoptee voice and to again highlight the importance of this work concerning the lifelong implications of adoption.

*spaces are now limited, so please do book asap and register your support


Monday 26th June 2017

Inspiring Education Professionals

Kensington Civic Centre, Horton Street W8 7NX



There are six workshops in total here is one workshop that I’m particularly looking forward to attending:


Dr Karen Treisman – International speaker and specialist on Trauma and attachment

This workshop will support participants to further develop their knowledge and understanding about the impact of early trauma on children’s overall development within a school context; to consider the protective and important role school plays in the lives of these children. And in addition, to consider the benefits of being a trauma and attachment sensitive and aware school; whilst learning some top tips and seeing live example of creative ways of supporting these children.


Some of the days speakers include:

Alex Pethik

‘Developing Effective Practice – the role of the

Designated Teacher for CLA & Previously Looked After


Lisa Cherry ‐‘Alternative Perspectives On Being A Child In

Care In Education’

Felicity Chame ‐‘Kate Cairns Associates &

Wilberforce School ‐Co‐creation of an attachment aware

and trauma informed school’

Karl Wall ‐‘Promoting the Achievement of Looked After

Children (PALAC) ‐a pioneering programme to support

professionals to enhance the achievement and wellbeing of

children and young people in care’

Joy Carter – Comedian/Adoption Campaigner

The lifelong effects of adoption and the role of comedy in adoption healing


‘Something familiar’ Geraldine Walsh©2014

Author: Joy Carter

Joy Carter CEO and founder of Adoption Arena. ‘Sharing Joy’ sees Joy write on the positives in this field. What can we learn? What is the government and society doing or not doing concerning adoption or fostering? Expect exclusive interviews and narrative. Read more

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