Childhood First were very well represented at the nccTc Commissioners Conference in Swanwick, Derbyshire, this June 2019. The theme was ‘Perfect Storm – Redesigning commissioning for a collaborative world’.

Orette King – Director of Gables, Liz Fleet – Fostering Registered Manager and Roger Stephenson – Business Director hosted a conference stall and met with over 500 delegates at this purpose built centre over two days. This is an annual event, held every summer purposely for local authority commissioners of children and young people’s placements and was this year chaired by Kathy Evans CEO of Children England.

The aim for attending year on year is to ensure that we manage to ensure the right children and young people come to Childhood First by widening the number of commissioners that hear about our great work. We once more held a high profile this year.