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Early Bird Registration Extended for IFCO 2017 World Conference

Early Bird Registration Extended for IFCO 2017 World Conference

Early bird registration deadlines for IFCO 2017 World Conference have been extended until 15th September 2017, enabling delegates to register at 10% discounted rates for another two weeks. 

The upcoming 20th Biennial IFCO World Conference will take place in Valletta, Malta from 1st to 4th November 2017. The theme of the conference “Setting Sail from a Safe Port: Giving our children confidence to move forward with safe and permanent relationships” is underpinned by a holistic understanding that every person has a role in protecting children and promoting their well-being. Professionals, carers, policy-makers and youth will all benefit from exploring the theme of this year's conference together and using the IFCO platform to share, exchange, and learn from each other. The aim of the conference is to offer a balanced and inspiring programme, focusing on best practice, informed policies, and children’s rights.

Conference subthemes include but are not limited to:

  • Child protection systems and deinstitutionalisation (DI) Reform: overall care system reform and DI and family based care in different regions across the world
  • Meeting the needs of children due to migration
  • Formal and informal educational outcomes for children during care and for careleavers
  • Foster carers and social workers: education, training, assessment, approval, supervision and retention
  • Understanding trauma and its effect
  • Prevention, intervention, early childhood and permanency
  • Partnership, engagement and children & youth participation
  • Measuring success: preventative services, suitable placements, successful transitions and aftercare and the impact and measurement of careleavers successes and attainments.

Registered delegates will gain access to all academic sessions and youth programme throughout the four-day event including the opening ceremony, the welcome reception and the closing ceremony. In addition, you will get the discounted rates for accommodation bookings and airflights. Please visit www.2017conference.ifco.info to register and for more details.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Conference Registration Desk by email conference[at]ifco.info or by phone +44 (0) 20 8144 7571. Follow all the latest about the Conference and join the conversation in social media by posting and tweeting using the official conference hashtag #IFCO2017.