CYPW Annual Conference

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CYPW annual conference takes place from the 18 - 20th November and offers a range of seminars, expert panels and workshops facilitated and delivered by key professionals in the field, and the wider youth sector. The sessions will identify, explore and offer new insight into some of the more complex and challenging issues faced by workers, children and young people.

All bookings via Eventbrite. Members - and non members:

Programme for Saturday 19th

9.00-9.30   Registration   
9.20 Welcome and Introduction Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, National Officer, Community, Youth  and Playworkers, Unite
09.30 Keynote: Stigmatised or Protected : Does the Prevent strategy work for our young people? - Alex Kenny, NUT Education & Equalities
10.00  Workshops

  • A mental health crisis for children and young people: Improving your practice by supporting healthy minds
  • Do we need a professional identity and if so how do we develop it? Adrian Voce
  • Keeping children and young people safe by building resilience – Rosalind Godson, Professional Officer

11.15  Coffee and refreshments
11.30 Keynote: Findings from the “Old Enough to Know Better: Why Sexually Exploited Teenagers are being Overlooked” Report - Iryna Pona, Policy Manager – Youth at Risk, Children’s Society
12.15  Expert Panel : Key figures from the sector will debate access to services for children and young people and ask “Is it just down to a postcode lottery?”
1.15 Lunch
2.15 Keynote: Report on the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people, Graham Ritchie, Policy Officer, Office of the Children’s Commissioner
3.00  Workshops

  • A licence to practice or bust! – Adam Muirhead, Chair IYW and Carolyn Lowry, Youth Worker, N Ireland
  • Unpolitical or just ignored? Engaging young people in social action
  • Unpicking CSE for professionals – Obi Amadi, Professional Officer

4.30 Coffee break
4.45  Expert Panel : Key figures from the sector will debate the question “how will ‘real’ youth work survive in an ever changing landscape of delivery?” (UKYouth; IYW; The Challenge; ChooseYouth; Unite)
5.55 Closing remarks and thanks

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