Webinar: inspiring change in children's social care

Webinar: inspiring change in children's social care

On 29 September at 3-5pm we are holding a free webinar on how to create practical change in the care sector, with experiences shared by Churchill Fellows and Coram's Innovation Incubator.

Please join us for a free webinar with Churchill Fellows and Coram on how to inspire change in the children’s social care sector. Over two hours we will hear first-hand accounts from three Fellows and the head of the Coram Innovation Incubator, sharing their experiences of creating successful change in a range of settings for children's social care.

In addition, the Chief Executive of the Churchill Fellowship will explain how to apply for a Churchill Fellowship yourself - a life-changing opportunity to pursue your own vision for change in your community or profession.

This year, the Churchill Fellowship is launching a dedicated programme of Fellowships focussed on children and young people with experience of care, in partnership with Coram and the Hadley Trust. You can apply for these from 13 September to 22 November and all UK adult citizens are eligible, regardless of qualifications, background or age.

Keynote speakers in our webinar:

  • Laurelle Brown (CF 2018): Laurelle Brown is Founder and Director of Laurelle Brown Training and Consultancy. The multi-disciplinary team works with organisations across the UK to develop and embed equity and inclusion across practice, leadership and systems for children and young people. Her Fellowship in 2018 focused on foster care for adolescents with complex needs.
  • Geneva Ellis (CF 2012): Geneva is a Director of St Christopher’s Fellowship, a charity creating brighter futures for children and young people in care. Geneva is a 2012 Churchill Fellow, using her Fellowship to learn from children’s residential care in Norway, Germany and Sweden. Over the last ten years, she has used her fellowship learning to work with young people and colleagues to develop new models of care.
  • Lorna Stabler (CF 2019): Lorna is a researcher with CASCADE, Cardiff University, focusing on children's social care research across the UK. She is care experienced and has been a kinship carer. Her 2019 Fellowship focussed on support for kinship carers in policy.
  • Kevin Yong, Coram Innovation Incubator: Kevin Yong is a leading expert in public sector improvement and data insights, specialising in services for vulnerable children. As part of his portfolio at Coram, he runs Coram’s Innovation Incubator, which seeks to develop new approaches to tackling the most important challenges facing children’s services. With over 20 years of experience, Kevin uses his expertise to help create a society that enables all children to thrive.
  • Introducing the session will be Julia Weston, Chief Executive of the Churchill Fellowship, and Carol Homden, CEO of Coram.

Tickets for the webinar are free but must be booked in advance via Eventbrite here.

This webinar will be recorded, so if you are unable to make this date and time, please do still register to attend and a recording will be sent to you after the event. You might also be interested to sign up for our webinar on Applying for Churchill Fellowship in Children’s Social Care on 7 October.