Top government advisor joins Childrens’s Trust conference

Delivering more family focused services will be the theme of a special conference being held in Cambridgeshire next month.

Louise Casey, the Government’s Director General for the Troubled Families programme, will be the keynote speaker at the conference on November 6.

As part of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), she will give an overview of the Troubled Families programme at the Children’s Trust Network Conference.

The event, at the Over Community Centre, has two aims – to consider what needs to change to enable Cambridgeshire as a partnership to deliver more family-focussed services, and to consider what additional interventions might be needed to address gaps in current provision for families in need.

Det Supt Simon Megicks, Head of Public Protection for Cambridgeshire Police, will talk about the benefits of agencies working together for families across the county, while psychiatrist Dr Ian Goodyear from Cambridge University will speak about what works for families.

The conference will be opened by Adrian Loades, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Executive Director of Children and Young People’s Services and Adult Social Care.