British Institute of Learning Disabilities Conference

Posted on 15th September 2016 by

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We’re very happy to announce that Interact has been selected to run two workshops at the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) annual conference this year.

The conference centres on the idea that best practice in service delivery can transform lives, so we’re thrilled to have been selected to deliver our workshops on best practice in advocacy for parents with learning disabilities and how to secure rights in practice. This workshop follows on from our round table event earlier this year and will allow us to spread Holly’s Story to professionals in the field from around the country:

The conference will also allow us to form an early showcase of the work we are currently undertaking for The Baring Foundation. With their funding, we’re working to create a rights resource that advocates across the country will be able to use to better understand the child protection process and advocate for the best possible support package and outcomes for their clients. We won’t be launching that resource until early in 2017 so this is a great opportunity for people to get a first look at this work.

This work has been a huge part of what Interact has been undertaking over the last year, but we have to recognise the support of the University Of Bristol’s Working Together with Parents Network in gaining the support we’ve needed to get both to this point and to find collaborators for the rights resource. Any professional working with parents with learning disabilities, in any capacity, is welcome to join so if you’re interested in this work but can’t make it along to the conference (or even if you can!) do join the network for resources in this area.

The conference itself is on Friday 14th October in Birmingham, and our workshops are running in the afternoon. If you’d like to join us for the day you can book a place here:

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