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Capita announces details of its Tackling Child Poverty Conference


Capita announces details of its Tackling Child Poverty Conference Friday 30th March 2012 – Central London

Chair: Christine Davies CBE, Chief Executive, C4EO

The Coalition Government has committed to reducing disadvantage and tackling the root causes of poverty including worklessness, educational disadvantage and relationship breakdown.

Capita’s 10th National Child Poverty Conference brings together Government policy leaders and expert practitioners to give you guidance on the implementation of the new policy and to help you understand what funding will be available to support initiatives to achieve significant reductions in poverty levels across the country.

Don’t miss learning from those who are at the forefront of reducing child poverty and ensure you gain the necessary tools to improve the life chances of the most vulnerable children in your area.

Expert speakers include:

•Caroline Crowther, Joint Head, Child Poverty Unit

•Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group

•Ross Hendry, Director of Policy, Office for Children’s Commissioner

•Nick Binder, Headteacher, The Sele School

•Wendy Stephens, Head of Bromford Support, Bromford Group

•Sade Alade, Early Intervention and Prevention Area Manager, Waltham Forrest CouncilDr

•Liz Adamson, Medical Director of the Community Paediatric Service, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Benefits of attending:

•Hear from the Child Poverty Unit on how the requirements set in the strategy are being implemented and how this policy can be taken forward

•Explore the changes to the benefit system and the likely impact for families as well as ways to help those in greatest need

•Discover how to tackle social and economic inequalities and measure outcomes

•Understand the role of schools in reducing child poverty and the importance of Pupil Premium in ensuring that every child has a better start in life

•Consider the benefits of pooling budgets across services to help families with multiple problems

•Learn how to deliver specialist supported housing for teenage parents to break the cycle of poverty

Book online: Briefing Programme: Contact: Fran Langham – /020 7960 7751