I possibly forgot to mention this...
The Transparency Project are once again involved in a multi-disciplinary conference about the child protection system - entitled "The Child Protection System - Where do we go from here?". This conference, is the second held by its organisers and is intended to be a genuine conversation between professionals of different disciplines AND those whose lives the court and child protection system actually affects. It is being held on 3 June in Birmingham and will be ACE*. The conference will be opened by DJ Gailey, who is a "Diversity and Community Relations Judge" (yes, apparently that's a thing. Possibly it is just a list of the ones the MoJ thinks its safe to let loose, or possibly it is a bit more serious and skills based than that. I'm pretty confident it's the latter - see here) and will involve all sorts of other interesting and challenging speakers and participants (Maggie Siviter, Clare Fenton-Glynn, Dr Lauren Devine, Brid Featherstone, Louise Tickle...and bringing up the rear, petite moi).
Do take a look at the information, circulate it to colleagues and friends, tweet it like crazy and share it on all your weird facebook yahoo google groups - and book a place!
*the author is not responsible for any difference of opinion between me and thee about what constitutes "ACE".