Policy Forum for Wales

Supporting vulnerable children in Wales: improving outcomes for children at risk, looked after children and care leavers

July 2019

This conference examined the next steps for improving the care of looked after children and provision for care leavers in Wales.

The conference considered the work of the Improving Outcomes for Children Ministerial Advisory Group to date - and looked toward the Phase 2 of the Group’s workplan, touching on themes around professional practice, the assessment of services on the edge of care and ensuring stable placements for those in care. Additionally, delegates considered the latest thinking in developing models of care which best keep families together and provide support for at-risk women.

Delegates considered the way forward for reducing the number of children going into care, as well as how best to tackle the underlying causes of issues affecting their families. Attendees also looked at how the causes of variance in attainment across schools and local authorities can be identified and reduced, and discussed how best to promote overall child wellbeing and resilience.

Further sessions discuss effective after-care support for care leavers, in particular, the discussion of effective strategies for supporting those who have left care whilst transitioning through further and higher education.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates