- May 18, 2012
- 8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration and Coffee
- 9:00 am - 9:05 amProfessor Nick Petford "Welcome Address"
- 9:05 am - 9:10 amAndrea Leadsom introduces Rt.Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP
- 9:10 am - 9:45 am Rt.Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP
- 9:45 am - 10:30 amBaroness Susan Greenfield - "The Science, Neuroscience and Epigenetics"
- 10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning coffee and networking
- 11:00 am - 11:45 am Dr Michael Gailbraith – "Early Years Interventions...Why Bother"
- 11:45 am - 12:30 pmPanel Q & A Chaired by Andrea Leadsom MP
- 12:30 pm - 1:45 pmBuffet lunch, coffee and networking (sponsored by Danone Baby Nutrition)
- 1:45 pm - 2:30 pmDr. Amanda Jones –
- 2:30 pm - 3:15 pmCamila Batmanghelidjh –
- 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmAndrea Leadsom MP – "PIPs, The Way Forward?"
- 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Panel Q & A Chaired by George Hosking
- May 18, 2012
NorPIP Early Intervention Conference a Sell Out
- Written by norpip
- May 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm
The importance of infant attachment in relation to a happy and healthy later life is the focus of the Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership conference which has attracted a wave of interest across the childcare and family sector leading to a complete sell out. More than 500 people will attend on 18th May 2012.
Parent support charity NorPIP has experienced huge demand for tickets for the conference, entitled “The Social Consequences of Poor Infant Attachment: Two is Too Late” which takes place in Towcester and features a world class line-up of speakers, with Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith delivering the keynote address.
“Early Intervention Kinder and Less Expensive than Rectifying Problems Later”
A NorPIP spokesperson said, “We’ve experienced unprecedented demand for tickets from local authorities, which is incredibly encouraging. Clearly there is an understanding out there that early intervention is kinder and less expensive than attempting to rectify problems afterwards.”
The long term benefits of early infant intervention include helping to cut costs for the taxpayer. Iain Duncan Smith says that £25bn a year is currently being spent on tackling the consequences of social breakdown and anti-social behavior which could potentially be prevented with the right intervention early on. His keynote address at the conference will be based on his publication ‘Good Parents, Great Kids, Better Citizens’ and is expected to focus on the recent findings announced in the Social Justice Strategy.
NorPIP founder Andrea Leadsom MP believes that parent infant partnerships are the way forward and will help prevent social breakdown and create well rounded, happier individuals, thus breaking the vicious cycle of neglect. Andrea will chair a Q&A session at the conference and her speech will discuss how Parent Infant Projects could be the way to scale up support for the earliest relationships to a national level.
Professor of Neuroscience Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE; media commentator and charity founder Camila Batmanghelidjh; Psychologist Dr Michael Galbraith; attachment therapist Dr Amanda Jones and George Hosking, founder of Wave Trust will all speak at the sell-out one-day event.