Your Annual Foster Carers’ Conference

To be held at Inspire Suffolk, Lindbergh Road, Ipswich, IP3 9QX

We start at 10.00 but open at 9.30 and we have parking on site.

Please bring your children with you as there will be sports coaches on hand to entertain the children

with lots of games and craft activities. Babies and Toddler will be cared for by Staff.

It will be a fun and informative day so make sure you come!

If you would like to book your place then please email your request to: 

by the 11th March 2020.

A free lunch will be provided for both adults and children so please specify any dietary requirements upon booking.

9.30 arrival and refreshments tea and coffee
10.10 Cllr Mary Evans- 10 mins Her vision for Childrens services
10.20 Matthew Cooke- Virtual School offer 
10.50 Gillian Tree Self Esteem and Resilience in fostering and adoption 
11.50 Jessica Austin 

12.35 LUNCH provided, Men’s groups, Recruitment team, C2C

1.30-2pm 2pm-2.30 then 2.30-3pm for 3 workshops@ 30 mins each
1) Family Services Matthew Cooke; Transitions 
2) How can CiC SW’s and foster carers work well together? – building respectful professional relationships.

3pm Break Tea and Coffee 

3.15 Thank you awards to Fostering and CiC social workers
3.45 PANEL
4pm Closing talk

We would like to acknowledge the good work done by the service, in particular the children’s social workers and our own social workers. If you have a social worker who has provided a really good service then email with nominations for exemplary service to both our children and to foster carers. 


Our next AGM is on the 15th April at The Mix, 127 Ipswich Street in Stowmarket, IP14 1BB

10.00 – 12.00 


  • Report on the last 12 months
  • Approval of appointment of Accountant
  • Short Breaks
  • Promis
  • Conference
  • Next 12 Months
  • House of Commons, Issues people want covered in the next 12 months.
  • Tier Alignment.
  • AOB

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