A leading expert on children’s welfare has suggested that Michael Gove should be locked in a room and compelled to watch the television series Educating Yorkshire.
Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children’s Commissioner for England told a national conference on furthering understanding and help for vulnerable children that the Education Secretary had much to learn from the recent documentary series.
County Police chief Adrian Lee has pledged his support of KidsAid, a Northampton children’s charity headed by Countess Karen Spencer.
The Chief Constable was speaking on Saturday, 26th October at a national conference organised by KidsAid and hosted by Earl and Countess Spencer at Althorp House.
A very big thank you goes to Karla Pursglove and her team at Ten Pin Bowling at Sixfields who recently took part in an exhausting 36 hour non-stop ‘Bowlathon’ which raised £359 for KidsAid.
KidsAid is hosting a major national conference on children’s mental health Conference, on October 26th 2013. It’s called “Early Interventions: Creating a Happier Future For Vulnerable Children?”
We are tremendously fortunate (and grateful) that Earl and Countess Spencer are underwriting the event so that 100% of proceeds support KidsAid’s therapeutic work with children and young people.
Full details are here. The booking form is here. Programme of the day is here.
The day’s conference costs £99, including lunch in Althorp’s state dining room, for 5.5 CPD hours. It brings together professionals from family law, psychiatry, social work, social services and those in teaching. Our distinguished line-up:
- Dr. Maggie Atkinson, The Children’s Commissioner for England;
- Nicky Campbell, TV and radio presenter and Patron of BAAF;
- Dr. Danya Glaser, Honorary Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Gt. Ormond St;
- Adrian Lee – Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police;
- Alistair MacDonald Q.C, Conference Chair;
- Dr. Tanya Nesic, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist, Inspiring Childhood;
- Countess Spencer, Patron of KidsAid;
- Alex and John Timpson, 31 years as foster carers and public speakers.
Early Interventions: Creating a Happier Future For Vulnerable Children?
The rest of the day’s programme is here.
KidsAid were one of three charities nominated by the Nationwide in August in the ‘Big Local’ competition. The charity that received the highest amount of votes would go on to win £5,000.
KidsAid were lucky enough to have been the winning charity and recently received a cheque for £5,000.
A huge thankyou goes to the Nationwide for nominating us and to everybody who took the time to vote for us. Thank you.