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ICHA’s inaugural Annual Conference will be delivered as a virtual event -

Join us for Residential Child Care: Starting to map the future on 10 June 2021.

As we adjust to a world changed by the COVID-19 crisis, this important event will allow ICHA members and their sector partners from across the UK to connect, share knowledge and learn about the latest sector developments.

From the current pandemic and ongoing economic uncertainty to the wholesale independent review of children’s social care provision, our world has never changed so quickly. This idea is captured in the Conference theme “Residential Child Care: Starting to map the future.”

We will explore challenges and opportunities through four sessions including much-anticipated keynotes from Josh MacAlister (Chair of Care Review), Dame Rachel de Souza (Children’s Commissioner), Sophie

Langdale (DfE Director Children’s Social Care: Strategy and Practice), Lucy Butler (Director of Children’s Services, West Sussex) as well as ‘Experts by Experience’ by Become.

We are confident that our comprehensive virtual programme will deliver the knowledge-rich conference experience that has supported learning and development in our sector since our association’s formation.

A digital platform offers many exciting possibilities, and we hope you will join us as we rise to the challenges and opportunities of a new decade.

This inaugural annual conference will demonstrate our strong connection with providers of registered

children’s homes in England and Wales as well as allied decision-makers, legislators, commissioners and

thought-leaders. Our sponsors are integral to providing delegates with a conference that continues to lift the bar.

This is a fresh, annual opportunity to explore new ideas and hear from experts. It presents the perfect forum to support the sector, connect with colleagues, and promote your business through online sponsorship and/or exhibiting.

This document outlines the engagement packages we have developed for our sponsors. I hope you can join us to connect with our members, and those involved in the care of children who are vulnerable, and build your brand through our conference.

Peter Sandiford

Chief Executive

The Independent Children’s Homes Association Ltd (ICHA)




Morning – the agenda for change

Opening Speech: Peter Sandiford – CEO ICHA (Chair)

1. Chair of Care Review – Josh MacAlister

2. Children’s Commissioner – Dame Rachel de Souza

Refreshment break (20 mins) - Optional Sponsor lounge

3. DfE Director Children’s Social Care: Strategy and Practice - Sophie Langdale

4. Expert by experience (Become) - person to be confirmed

5. PANEL questions

Break for lunch (30 mins) – Optional Sponsor lounge

Afternoon – pointers to the future

Harvey Gallagher – CEO National Association of Fostering Providers (Guest Chair)

1. Lucy Butler - DCS West Sussex – The SESLIP/ICHA/NAFP project

2. Elizabeth Cooper – Deputy CEO ICHA – The Sufficiency Enigma

Refreshment break (20 mins) - Optional Sponsor lounge

3. ICHA & NAFP & West Sussex – our vision - working together for the future

4. Questions and closing thoughts from speakers and the Chairs

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