CoramBAAF Webinar

Learning from Research: Family Group Conferencing in pre-proceedings


Coram evaluators carried out the UK’s first and the world’s largest ever Randomised Control Trial of the use of Family Group Conferencing at pre-proceedings stage. In this webinar you will learn about this important research and its implications, presented by Emily Blackshaw, Lead Quantitative Analyst, Impact and Evaluation at Coram. 


Emily Blackshaw, Lead Quantitative Analyst, is an experienced mixed methods researcher, specialising in quantitative methods. In her role at Coram, Emily leads on quantitative data analysis across a portfolio of internal and external projects. Emily has a particular interest in youth mental health and psychosocial models of distress.

Before joining Coram, Emily worked in the Business Development Team at Mind whilst completing her PhD on the psychometric properties of the YP-CORE measurement tool. Prior to this, Emily worked on three projects at King’s College London - a feasibility randomised controlled trial for an intervention for depression and anxiety in older adolescents, an evaluation of a community-based group intervention supporting parents with young children, and a study exploring the communication of paediatric cardiac surgery survival rates to the public. Emily’s research publications include contributions to Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Health Services and Delivery Research.

Karen Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Karen has worked within the Family Group Conference (FGC), Mediation, Advocacy and Restorative practice sector since 2004. She has developed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated a number of FGC, Mediation and Advocacy Services during this period. She has experience and expertise within housing particularly relating to Homelessness, teenage pregnancy, youth and community, children’s social care, statutory complaints including independent investigations and Reg 44 visits. Karen is an ambassador for the ‘voice of the child being heard’, ensuring their wishes and feelings are valued as part of the decision-making processes that impact on their lives, their input changes plans, and outcomes, she joined Daybreak as Chief Operating Officer in July 2022.


For social workers, reflection on this session may contribute to your continuing professional development (CPD).

Members can watch recordings of previous Learning from Research Webinars here


The session is aimed at social workers, managers, panel members, other professionals and foster and kinship carers, special guardians and adopters. 


Members: FREE (don't forget to log in to your account to receive your discount)
Non-members: £20+VAT.

Places on this event are limited, so early booking is recommended.


Telephone 020 7520 7520/0310




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