NNECL Annual Conference

National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL)

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The NNECL conference will again bring sectors together to unite staff striving to champion the educational success of care experienced students. This year’s focus will be on Wellbeing and Belonging with a range of workshops and speakers following this theme. 

Key note speakers and workshop contributors include:

  • Office for Students
  • Spectra First (Care Leaver Covenant)
  • Become
  • National Teaching and Advisory Service
  • British Association of Social Workers
  • The Care Leavers’ Association
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • University of Salford
  • Aimhigher London

Full workshops details are listed in the attached document below.  Delegates will be able to select two workshop choices in advance.  Details of how to choose your preferred sessions will be given in the confirmation email.

NNECL Conference Programme

NNECL workshop descriptions


The event will take place in The Great Hall at the University of Birmingham.  For directions and hotel information, please visit:


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