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Consultation events on reforming children’s homes care and improving safeguarding for looked-after children

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Details of the consultation events being run by the DfE during summer 2013 on reforming regulations for children's homes and care planning.

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We are conducting 2 consultations on proposals to strengthen safeguards for children in care, particularly where they are placed in distant, out-of-authority placements, and will be holding public events between 9 July and 12 September in London, Coventry and Manchester to discuss the department’s current consultations on reforming children’s homes care and improving safeguarding for looked-after children.

Each event will have 2 sessions:

  • Session 1: ‘Reforming children’s homes care’ will look at the children’s homes regulations
  • Session 2: ‘Improving safeguarding for looked-after children’ will consider the care planning regulations

You can choose to attend either or both sessions depending on your area of interest. Space is limited at these events, and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, with each organisation or local authority allocated 1 place.

Venue Places available Date Session 1 Session 2
London 85 9 July 10.30am registration 11am open to 1pm close 1.30pm registration 2pm open to 4pm close
Manchester 75 12 July 10.30am registration 11am open to 1pm close 1.15pm registration 1.30pm open to 3.30pm close
London 85 9 September 10.30am registration 11am open to 1pm close 1.30pm registration 2pm open to 4pm close
Coventry 50 12 September 10.30am registration 11am open to 1pm close 1.15pm registration 1.30pm open to 4pm close

Unfortunately, we cannot provide lunch at these events, but have left sufficient time for a lunch break, should you wish to attend both consultation sessions.

To avoid disappointment, please decide who from your organisation should attend, before contacting us by email at careplanningregs2010amendments@education.gsi.gov.uk.

Please include:

  • your name
  • your organisation
  • which session(s) you wish to attend
  • a first and second preference of dates
Published 25 June 2013