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Wisdom from failure: a kaleidoscope on child protection

22 February 2019 - 09:00 am - 17:00 pm

Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

In partnership with WillisPalmer.

A national child protection conference chaired by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division and Dame Esther Rantzen, Journalist, TV Presenter and Founder of Childline.

Matthew Syed as keynote speaker, along with historians, lawyers, social workers and survivor representatives provide a multi-disciplinary group that will examine themes and patterns in the history of failure in child protection, the opportunities to learn and possibly remedies.

Full details of panels, speakers and how to book tickets can be found here - please note these tickets are primarily aimed at a professional audience but reduced rates are available for students and academics in post. Email for further details.

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Sir Andrew McFarlane, Lord Justice of Appeal from 2011-2018, appointed President of the Family Division on 28 July 2018

Dame Esther Rantzen, Journalist and TV Presenter, Founder of Childline

Matthew Syed, Leading columnist for The Times, regular presenter for the BBC and bestselling author of Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success

Peter Garsden, President of Association of Child Abuse Lawyers and Head of Abuse Claims at Simpson Millar

Gabrielle Shaw, CEO, National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

Dr Chris Millard, Lecturer in the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities, University of Sheffield

Professor Louise Jackson, Professor of Modern Social History, University of Edinburgh

Martha Cover, Barrister and Co-Chair of Association of Lawyers for Children

Iain O'Donnell, Child Abuse Compensation Barrister at Crown Office Row

Philip KIng, Expert Social Worker in Child Protection and Abuse Claims, Executive Consultant, WillisPalmer


09:00 am - 17:00 pm

Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
Lawyers, social workers, academics and other interested professionals
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