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Annual Conference: Parenting and the recession - exploring how economic disadvantage affects parenti

This conference will discuss strategic and practical solutions for supporting parents during recession and reducing the impact on parenting style. The afternoon will also include practical sessions on ensuring practitioners understand the impact of the recession on parents; proving what you do works to help survive the recession and other helpful topics. The day will close with Parenting Question Time where delegates can ask the panel about the important parenting topics of the day.


9.30-10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.00-10.10 Welcome and Opening Notes by Chair

10.10-10.30 Overview of sector experience of recession
Pamela Park, Chief Executive Parenting UK

10.30-10.50 Poverty and parenting - how does poverty impact on parenting style?
Dr Sam Royston, Poverty and Early Years Policy Adviser, Children's Society

10.50-11.10 Prolonged poverty and the effect on mental health
Prof Lucinda Platt, Director of the Millennium Cohort Study, a leading expert on child
poverty and the commissioning editor for the persistent poverty and cognitive
development research (invited)

11.10-11.30 Q&A

11.30-11.50 Break

11.50-12.10 Keynote speaker: Supporting families during the recession (tbc)

12.10-12.20 Q&A

12.20-13.00 Parenting in a recession panel discussion: around the effects of recession and
poverty on parenting, what society should be doing to support parents and prevent
damaging long-term effects
Panel: Dr Sam Royston, Prof Lucinda Platt, Pamela Park and keynote speaker

13.00-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.30 Workshops - delegates can select one of the following options when booking
your ticket

Workshop 1: Breaking the Bank – Listening to the voices of parents who are
squeezed and struggling
Leader: Rhian Beynon, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Family Action

Workshop 2: The importance of evaluating your service in the current economy
Leader: Honor Rhodes, Director of Projects and Strategic Develepment, Tavistock
Centre for Couple Relationships

Workshop 3: Measuring the social impact of your service
Leader: Charlie Green, Private Equity Foundation (invited)

15.30-16.30 Parenting Question Time: with a panel of parenting and family experts
Please feel free to submit your question for the panel

Please note this programme is subject to change


Dr Sam Royston | talks
Prof Lucinda Platt | talks


Date and Time:

15 November 2012 at 9:30 am


Full Day



MWB Victoria
10 Grey Coat Place

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Organised by:

Parenting UK
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