14-19 EDUCATION AND TRAINING: MEETING THE CHALLENGE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP
Organised by North West Post-16 Network at Manchester Conference Centre. Speakers include: Anne Sofer, former chief education officer for Tower Hamlets, and David Forrester, director, further education and youth training, Department for Education and Employment, plus case study sessions. Fee: Pounds 120 plus VAT, Pounds 80 plus VAT subscribers. Details: 0161 247 1986. Accommodation details: 0161 955 8000.
CHILDREN "LOOKED AFTER": A SHARED VISION FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Organised by Barnardo's at Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot Watt University. Speakers include: Sam Galbraith MP, minister for health and the arts and minister for children, Scottish Office. Seminars include: meeting the needs of Scotland's black children; the New Zealand approach to working in partnership with children and their families; and getting it together under The Children (Scotland) Act 1995. Fee: Pounds 70. Details: 0131 334 9893.
WORKING TOGETHER: NVQs AND BUSINESS
Organised by Royal Society of Arts Examinations Board at Cabot Hall, Canary Wharf, London, for anyone responsible for training and upgrading their staff's skills across all vocational areas. Speakers include: Kim Howells, minister for lifelong learning, and Vaughan Young, director of human resources and development director, BT. Fee: Pounds 125 plus VAT. Details: 01203 470033.
EDUCATING FOR CITIZENSHIP: INCLUSION AND ENGAGEMENT
Organised by Standing Conference on Studies in Education at Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London W1. Speakers include: Meryl Thompson, head of policy, Association of Teachers and Lecturers, and Don Rowe, Citizenship Foundation. Fee: Pounds 65, Pounds 25 students. Details: Sylvia Eaton, 01865 485913.
DON'T FORGET US: SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES AND SEVERE CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR
Organised by Mental Health Foundation at Kings Fund, Cavendish Square, London W1, to launch a report on the subject. Health, education and social services professionals welcome. Speaker: Philippa Russell OBE, director, Council for Disabled Children. Fee: Pounds 80 (includes a copy of the report). Details: Julie Ballard, 0171 580 0145.