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When it comes to preventing underachievement how can schools and healthcare work effectively with assets in the community? This conference will explore how innovative practice can be joined up to improve life chances for vulnerable children.

VENUE: Ramside Suite, The Lancastrian Suite, Lancaster Road
Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 9JR
TIME: 9am – 3.30pm Lunch and refreshments provided
PRICE: Only £85 per person

With inspirational content from the Great North Children’s Hospital and civic society pioneers Tyne & Wear Citizens we will be bringing together leading thinkers and innovators from across traditional boundaries to share practical tools for schools, teachers, health visitors, GPs and community leaders.


  • Toby Quibell, Director, North East Wellbeing: Re-imagining the childcentred approach for the 21st century: assets, evidence and outcomes.
  • Dr Mike Mackean, Clinical Director, Great North Children’s Hospital: Asset-based prevention in child and adolescent mental health.

  • Professor Chris Drinkwater, speaking for GP surgeries in the region: How the new Primary Care Networks (PCN) can put Link Workers in schools.
  • Lorna Nicoll, Children North East: Poverty and its effects on school attainment: what we can do to make a difference.
  • Nick Blackburn, CEO, Lingfield Multi-Agency Trust: The positive possibilities of Multi Academy Trusts.
  • Sara Bryson, Organiser, Tyne & Wear Citizens: Prosperity and Justice: the powerful voice of engaged communites
Please note: this is a not for profit event supported by Children North East and Wilderness Schooling. Organisers reserve the right to make programme changes – we will provide updates on event details.