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DECP Annual Conference 2019: Responding to children in the 21st century; rights, voices and a sense of belonging

Thursday 10th to Friday 11th January 2019 at the Apex City of Bath Hotel

This conference aims to explore the changing needs of children and young people in the 21st century. There will be a focus on the role of the educational psychologist in ensuring their full inclusion and participation within schools and communities. Examples will be shared demonstrating how educational psychologists facilitate the voice of the child, promote their rights and enable a sense of belonging.

Keynote Speakers

We're pleased to announce we have confirmed our Keynote Speakers.

  • Professor Claire Cameron, Professor of Social Pedagogy at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Deputy Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU).
  • Dr Praveetha Patalay, Lecturer in Population Mental Health and Child Development at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool.
  • Dr Lynne Rogers, Reader at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Author of books including 'Disengagement from Education' and 'Improving Behaviour and Attendance at School'.
  • Laura Brain and Marie Hart, Off the Record Bristol, a Charity providing Mental Health Services whilst promoting and defending the Mental Health, rights and social position of young people

Conference Programme

We are pleased to announce the DECP Annual Conference Programme has now been published. Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

Call for Papers

Submissions closed at 23:59 on Sunday 21st October 2018.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227776.


Apex City of Bath Hotel

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