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Family Justice Young People's Board hosts fifth annual Voice of the Child conference

 

The child-led conference will focus on diversity and inclusion

 

The Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB) will host their fifth annual Voice of the Child conference on Thursday 27th July in central London. This year’s conference was entirely organised by the FJYPB's children and young people and will focus on the subject of diversity and inclusion.

 

Each year, the Voice of the Child conference enables children and young people to ensure their voice is heard in the family courts and throughout the family justice system.

 

This year’s event will feature keynote speeches by the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield OBE, and the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby.

 

While the conference is by and for children and young people, it will also present an important opportunity for adult delegates to better understand the priorities of children for the family justice system.

 

Interactive workshops during the day will include a drama exercise on self-identity and diversity and a session on the needs of LGBT young people and their families.

 

Members of the FJYPB will speak about their own experiences and key representatives from the family justice system will also take part in a panel discussion.

 

The FJYPB is a group of over 50 children and young people between 7 and 25 years old who live across England and Wales. They work with the Family Justice Board to provide the best outcomes for children who come into contact with the family justice system.

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