Adfam Annual Conference

Date: 14th June 2013 – London

Length: 1 day

Price: £98.00


Adfam is pleased to announce it will be holding its annual conference onJune 14th 2013.

  • Take advantage of our early bird rate of £98.00 until the end of April!
  • 10% discount on all multiple bookings

2013 marks the ten-year anniversary of the publication of Hidden Harm – Responding  to the needs of children of problem drug users. For the first time, this report set out the key needs of these children and set new benchmarks for how services should respond. To mark this anniversary we released a report Parental substance use: through the eyes of the worker, which assesses how service delivery has changed since Hidden Harm and identifies further areas for improvement. This is set against the backdrop of seismic changes in the treatment system, the introduction of localism, the Government’s austerity measures and widespread reform in the public sector.

This conference will give professionals the opportunity to not only reflect on the progress made since 2003 but to examine how we can respond to parental substance use not only in treatment services, but across whole local partnerships, with the input of practitioners in social work, maternity, mental health, family support, domestic violence and more. As the newWorking Together guidance states, safeguarding really is ‘everybody’s business’.

If you are a policy maker or practitioner working within the sector ofhealth, social care, drugs and alcohol services, children’s services, education or criminal justice this conference is for you.

The full programme will be announced shortly.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Joy Barlow – leading academic in the field of children and problematic drug/alcohol users and part of the original Hidden Harm committee.
  • Annette Dale-Perera – member of ACMD and senior manager of drug and mental health services at Central and NW London Foundation Trust.
  • Senior representative from the College of Social Work.

The conference will also feature an extended ‘Question Time’ style panel in the afternoon, chaired by broadcaster Eddie Mair, giving delegates the opportunity to debate the issues most affecting them.


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