The Adoption UK Annual Conference moves north this year, to the fantastic Hotel Majestic in Harrogate. The theme for 2019 is Stronger Families, Brighter Futures, and our expert speakers will be talking about how adoptive parents can help children recover from traumatic early experiences. With multiple workshops, an exhibition marketplace and our first ever young people's zone (subject to sufficient interest), we're confident that this year's event will be bigger and better than ever! Come along for inspiration, information and to connect with others.
Joanne Alper – director of services at Adoptionplus, an adoption agency which offers a developmental trauma and attachment therapy service.
Dr Dave Williams – adviser to Welsh Government on children’s mental health.
Simon London - TV presenter and producer and adult adoptee
Sally Donovan - writer, adoptive Mum, former editor of Adoption Today, who will be chairing our adoptees' panel
We will be holding several workshops during the afternoon session, covering topics including FASD, home education, sleep, music therapy and therapeutic parenting. We are currently confirming the arrangements and the final workshop programme will be forwarded to delegates in due course.
We are also planning our first ever young people's zone this year. This will take the form of a one-day drama or music workshop for around 20-30 children. We are aiming to keep the cost as low as possible and estimate that ticket prices will be no more than £20 per child. If you would be interested in the young people's zone please indicate this when booking.
A limited number of exhibitor stands are available at the conference - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For enquiries please email email@example.com or call 01295 752240.
If you have to cancel your place/s you will be subject to the following charges:
25% of the fee for cancellation made more than six weeks prior to the event.
50% of the fee for cancellation made between two and six weeks prior to the event.
We are unable to give refunds on cancellations made less than 13 days prior to the event or for failure to attend the event.
Notice of any cancellation must be made in writing.
Substitute participants will be accepted until the day before the event.