Northern Looked After and Adopted Children Forum
Monday 2nd February 10.00 am to 1.00pm
NSCAP Bevan House 34-36 Springwell Road, Leeds LS12 1AW


"What makes it therapeutic?
An exploration of learning from contemporary approaches to service design and delivery for looked after children."




Tea and Coffee



Nick Waggett, Operational Director NSCAP


'Situating Trauma in the forthcoming policy and regulatory context.'

Considering the definition and space for the therapeutic in policy and standards. What might make a definition and consensus for practitioners, providers and Ofsted inspectors? Practically, how to be evidence- and experience-informed, theoretically principled and demonstrably purposeful. What is 'good-enough' evidence and evaluation, interpretation and professional judgement?


Jonathan Stanley, Chief Executive, The Independent Children’s Homes Association




Tea and Coffee Break


'Can children recover from trauma and abuse?'

Social workers and managers are challenged to find resources that can really make a difference in children’s

lives. With constant pressure on budgets, the question has to be asked, does putting a child into a specialist resource really make a difference?

Richard Cross, Head of Residential and Clinical Practice and Stuart Hannah, Therapy Lead North, Five Rivers Child Care




This is a FREE event and everyone working with children and young people in any setting is welcome. If you would like to attend the forum please let us know via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0113 3058750