Conference: Helping vulnerable children in our schools and communities; working together across boundaries

Thursday, 14 November, 2019 - 09:00 to 15:30
Ramside Suite, The Lancastrian Suite, Lancaster Road Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 9JR


How do we improve life chances for vulnerable children? Sharing practical tools and approaches which help.

When it comes to preventing underachievement, how can schools and healthcare providers work effectively with assets in the community?

This special event, co-hosted by Children North East and North East Wellbeing will explore how innovative practice can be joined up to improve life chances for vulnerable children. With inspirational content from the Great North Children’s Hospital and civic society pioneers Tyne & Wear Citizens, leading thinkers and innovators from across traditional boundaries will come together to share practical tools for schools, teachers, health visitors, GPs and community leaders.

Speakers include:

  • Toby Quibell, Director, North East Wellbeing on Re-imagining the child-centred approach for the 21st century: assets, evidence and outcomes
  • Dr Mike Mackean, Clinical Director, Great North Children's Hospital on Asset-based prevention in child and adolescent mental health
  • Lorna Nicoll, Children North East on Poverty and its effects on school attainment: what we can do to make a difference
  • Nick Blackburn, CEO, Lingfield Multi-Academy Trust on The positive possibilities of Multi-Academy Trusts
  • Sara Bryson, Organiser, Tyne & Wear Citizens on Prosperity and Justice: the powerful voice of engaged communities.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme. Please note this is a not-for-profit event supported by Children North East and Wilderness Schooling. Tickets are available at £85 per person.

To book, please email

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