Transforming the Young People’s Workforce
28 Jan 2010
3rd National Conference. Held at Grand Connaught Rooms, London

This conference brought together local authorities and partner agencies, youth justice professionals and third sector organisations to address key issues affecting the development of the youth workforce.

Programme
10:00
Derek Casey, Chair, UK Youth
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:10
Jane Haywood, Chief Executive, Children’s Workforce Development Council
Strengthening the learning, development and support services workforce

10:35
Young people’s perspectives on their workforce
Mohammed Mohammadi and Zahra Noel, Waltham Forest Young Advisors

10:50
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:25
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:55
Panel discussion: Development and integration of middle management
Steve Munby, Chief Executive, National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services Kevin Ford, Chief Executive, FPM Training

12:35
Kevin Ford, Chief Executive, FPM Training
Ushering in the next generation of leaders of young people’s services

12:55
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:10
Seminars: Session 3
15:10
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Towards an integrated qualifications service for those working with young people
Leora Cruddas, Deputy Director, Children and Young People’s Services, London Borough of Waltham Forest Matt Perry, Branch Director, Worth Unlimited

15:50
Questions and discussion: Towards an integrated qualifications service for those working with young people
Leora Cruddas, Deputy Director, Children and Young People’s Services, London Borough of Waltham Forest Matt Perry, Branch Director, Worth Unlimited

16:00
Panel discussion: Regulating the sector for work with young people
Ruth Marriott, Chief Executive, The Zone Leora Cruddas, Deputy Director, Children and Young People’s Services, London Borough of Waltham Forest Stephen Turner, Director, Youth Achievement Foundation, UK Youth Paul Harper, Children's Workforce Development Council