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The Whole Child Conference

Monday 12th November 2012

Around 100 people from all over Angus who care for, or work with children with additional needs, came to a one day event held on 7 November 2012 in Carnoustie.  The conference was chaired by Jane Parker, herself a parent who cares for three children with additional needs.  Stan Godek, internationally renowned speaker, spoke on Brain Development in children and led a Challenging Behaviour workshop.

The event was funded by Angus Council and NHS Tayside.  The planning of the day was undertaken by Angus Council Social Work and Education, NHS Tayside, Parent-to-Parent and the Princess Royal Trust - Angus Carers Centre.  Parents were given a custom-made canvas bag to take away which contained a range of useful information.

The organisers of the event plan to publish a report which brings together the issues raised.  This report will be used to inform the planning processes for the children's services across Angus.