Over 40 local professionals gathered on 8th November at the egg, Theatre Royal Bath, to explore how we identify and support girls in our care who need support.
The key conclusions?
- Girls hugely value female-only time and space.
- They want support that’s light touch, offers active listening and is long term.
- They have plenty to contribute to adult training and practice development given the opportunity.
- Professionals ensuring girls’ voices are heard is critical to supporting them.
For more information and verbatim quotes, download a short report (.pdf) from the conference here. The girls who bravely addressed the conference introduced a video they’d made with local filmmaker Dan Martin as part of their activities over the last year, which you can see here.
Huge thanks to everyone who participated, and for all the feedback helping us shape plans for future events. Thanks too to The Pilgrim Trust who contributed funding towards the conference and our girls’ activity programme and referrer communications project around this topic.