The Thames Valley Family Justice Council annual conference takes place at Oxford Town Hall on Friday 19 March from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. The programme, entitled 'Contact: Conflict, Causes, Casualties, Resolution' includes information on contact activities as well as the new Practice Direction which builds on the Private Law Programme. Speakers include:
Samuel Stein, Consultant and Family Psychiatrist on 'Child Development and Mental Health: the effect of warring parents on their children';
District Judge Darbyshire, Reading County Court on 'Contact Activities and the New Private Law Programme Practice Direction';
Louis Ruddlesden, National Association of Child Contact Centres Regional Support Officer for South of England on 'Contact Centres: supported and supervised contact'; and
Anthony Miller, Cafcass on 'Cafcass: what and how is it doing?'
Dr David Jones, Consultant Child Psychiatrist and Hon Senior Lecturer, University of Oxford;
For a booking form email: Geraldine.Henleyl@hmcourts-service.gsi.gov.uk.
The London Family Justice Council annual seminar will take place on Monday 8 March 2010 at the Royal Society of Medicine, W1. Speakers at 'The Voice of the Child and Adult Responsibility' seminar include:
Professor Michael E. Lamb, Head, Department of Social and Developmental Psychology Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and International Studies Cambridge University; and
Val Provan, Children's Guardian.
Tickets are available by email from: Eloise.Emanuel@hmcourts-service.gsi.gov.uk.