ACP Annual Conference 2021

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Modern Families: Working with and thinking about neglected and vulnerable children, parents and families

Friday, 25 & Saturday, 26 June 2021, 13:30 - 19:30


Conference Chairs: Akin Ojumu and Ferelyth Watt


Confirmed Speakers: Gerry Byrne, Judith Edwards, Becky Hall, Deirdre Ingham, Monica Lanyado, Julia Mikardo, Alison Roy, Rinat Shemesh, Ana Spoladore


Conference Organising Group: Marie Bradley (Chair), Matthew Chuard, Simon Cregeen, Deirdre Dowling, Alison Roy, Robin Solomon, Leanne Stelmaszczyk and Nick Waggett


About the Conference:

It has been some time since the ACP annual conference focused specifically on work with families. There have been major changes in society since then and certainly many since the ACP came into being in 1949, not least in the last 12 months. 


Our Modern Families Conference was originally planned for the summer of 2020, but it has been necessary for this programme to undergo a fundamental rethink. 


The ongoing nature of the pandemic has meant that we made the decision to hold the conference online this year, which we hope will enable many more members to join us.The impact of the pandemic, particularly for vulnerable children, parents, and families, has brought into sharper focus the growing need for mental health services and so, the conference has retained its original focus, while crucially bringing in the experiences of the past year.


Given the revised nature of this year’s conference, we will be focusing on six papers across two half days, with time for reflection and discussion woven in, to help facilitate the ‘coming together’ that is so often held in high regard and allow members to connect in smaller groups. 


We are aware of how challenging it can be to engage for many hours online. With this in mind, we have designed a programme which includes additional social and interactive opportunities outside of the main presentations and reflective spaces, which members can dip in and out of around the day. 


We hope that members see this year’s event as an opportunity to gather, hear some engaging and thoughtful accounts of clinical work, and take part in discussions and debates. 


Download the final programme here


This is a CPD event, certificates will be sent to attendees after the event. 


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Cancellation policy: The fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.


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June 25th, 2021 1:30 PM through June 26th, 2021 7:30 PM
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Standard Rates
Qualified Member £ 120.00
Trainee £ 110.00