Community Care Live Children and Families 2014 – FAQS

20 November 2014
Business Design Centre
Islington, London

Community Care Live Children and Families 2014 FAQs

Event

I have already registered

I have not registered yet

International Visitors

Travel Information

Access & facilities

Contact us

The event

 

When is the event?

Thursday 20th November 2014

What are the opening times?

Doors open: 9.30am

Programme starts: 10.00am

Doors close and programme ends: 5.30pm

Where is the event?

At the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 0QH. The closest tube station is Angel Islington, on the Northern line. A map showing the location of the Business Design Centre is available on the ‘Plan your visit’ page of this website. You can also refer to www.tfl.gov.uk to help you plan your journey.

 

What is the address of the venue?

Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH
Tel: 020 7359 3535
Fax: 020 7226 0590

What is the event about?

The event is FREE for all registered social workers in the children and families sector* and comprises three key areas:

bullet pointA conference programme made up of debates and workshops. These sessions cannot be booked in advance, so we would recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes early for any particular session you would wish to attend. Programme content may change at short notice, so delegates should refer to the website for updates.

bullet pointAn exhibition area – where delegates can meet organisations to help them with their work and career

bullet pointRisk Factor Live! An interactive session aimed at mitigating risk in real case studies

Who is exhibiting at the event?

Our exhibitors are public, private and not-for-profit providers in the children and families sector. Click here for the most updated list.

Who should visit the event?

Delegates must be social work professionals in the children and families sector. Other professionals are also welcomed, such as nurses, teachers etc. Due to the content of the conference programme we have to impose an age restriction of 18 years old. Those bringing buggies or young children will not be admitted. Please note we have no crèche or child minding facilities.

Will there be any seminars or workshops?

Yes, we will run several debates or workshops throughout the day. Click here to see the most updated programme.

How can I register to attend?

Click on the ‘Register Now’ green button at the bottom of this page and fill in the registration form. You will receive a confirmation email with your badge number. Alternatively you can register on the day when you arrive. However, registering in advance will save you having to queue on arrival.

Is there a catalogue available? When can I get one? Is there a charge?

You can get a FREE copy of the event guide at the event itself, with all the essential info regarding the event. If you register in advance, we’ll also send you a pdf copy of the ‘programme at a glance’ for you to print off and bring with you on the day.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is casual.

Should I bring my CV?

Yes, you can bring your CV to discuss with those exhibitors who are recruiting.
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I have already registered

 

Where do I pick up my badge?

Find your confirmation email, print it out and bring it to the event where your badge wil be printed.

Will my badge allow me entry into the event?

Yes, this event is only on one day – 20th November 2014.

I am a newly qualified social worker – will you pay for my travel costs?We do not sponsor attendance to our event, but we keep entrance free to help keep travelling and attendance costs at a minimum.

Can I pre-book to attend sessions from the conference programme?

All sessions are available on a first come, first served basis only. There can be a high demand for space in some sessions so we would suggest that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of any session you particularly want to attend.

 

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I have not yet registered

 

 

How can I register to attend?

Click on the ‘Register Now’ green button at the bottom of this page and fill in the registration form. You will receive a confirmation email with your badge number. Alternatively you can register on the day when you arrive. However, registering in advance will save you having to queue on arrival.

Do I have to provide all of my personal details?

Yes, we ask for contact details and a few demographics. On the last page of the registration form you can unsubscribe from receiving emails from Community Care, our Parent Company (Reed Elsevier), our Affiliated Companies and Third Parties, so you won’t receive any communication not relating to this event.

I don’t want to be contacted after the event; how can I prevent this from happening?

On the last page of the registration form you can unsubscribe from receiving emails from Community Care, our Parent Company (Reed Elsevier), our Affiliated Companies and Third Parties, so you won’t receive any communication not relating to this event. If in the future you do not want to receive information about Children & Families Live you can unsubscribe from our emails at any time.

Can I visit the event if I’m not in the trade?

Yes, although if you are not a registered social worker then there is a fee to attend the event, see the bottom of the page for further details.

I am a student; can I visit the event?

Registration for students is available for final year degree students and those at a higher leve of study only as the content at the event is designed for those in a more advanced stage of their career.

 

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International visitors

 

I am travelling from overseas – where can I stay?

Contact the Business Design Centre to check if they have any recommendations and special rates with nearby hotels (Tel: 020 7288 6272). The Business Design Centre has an interactive web tool to send a quote request directly to nearby hotels.

Can I have a visa invitation?

This is a free event to attend and as such we do not issue visa invitations.

Can you sponsor my trip/help me find a sponsor?

Unfortunately we do not provide sponsorship to attend the event but we keep the entrance free-of-charge for delegates.

 

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Travel information

 

I am travelling by car – where can I park?

The Business Design Centre offers parking facilities next to the venue – click here for further details

Is there a charge for car parking?

Yes, there are. Please click here for details

Can I reserve a car parking space?

No, it’s on a first come, first served basis.

I am travelling a distance for the event – where can I stay overnight?

The Business Design Centre features advice for nearby hotels in their area. Visit: http://www.hotelmap.com/Demo/BusinessDesignCentre

 

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Access & facilities

 

Can I hire a wheelchair at the event?

Yes. Please approach the Business Design Centre reception in the foyer to ask for more details.

What is wheelchair access like at the venue?

There is a lift available between the ground floor and the Gallery Level. Contact a member of staff on arrival, who will be more than happy to facilitate access around the event. Members of staff are identifiable by their name badges.

Will there be anywhere to buy food while I’m at the exhibition?

Yes, there is a cafeteria on the Gallery level.

Can my children visit the event with me?

No, please note that attendance at debates and workshops is restricted to over 18 years olds. Please note we have no crèche or child minding facilities.

Are pushchairs allowed into the exhibition halls?

Unfortunately no, for safety reasons.

Are there any crèche facilities?

No.

Is there a cloakroom at the event?

Yes.

Will lunch be provided?

No, but there is a cafeteria located in the exhibition floor and one on the Gallery floor.

Disabled Access

The approach to the building is ramped for wheelchair use and all floors can be accessed by the lift at the front of the building. There are toilets for people with disabilities on each level, which can be reached by the lift at the front of the building. Adjacent to the building is an underground car park with ample reserved spaces for drivers with disabled passes. There is a lift from the car park to ground floor level. Please note that this facility is not free. We advise that those suffering from serious disabilities contact the organiser of the event they are visiting with any special request prior to attending the venue.

Contact Us

Registration Assistance

Martin Fewster
Tel: 020 8652 3147
Email: martin.fewster@rbi.co.uk

 

Exhibition Sales – Do you want to book a stand or find out more about sponsorship opportunities?

Nicky Davies
Tel: 020 8652 4782 or 07787 151949
Email: Nicky.Davies@rbi.co.uk

Michelle Brack
Tel: 020 8652 4073
Email: Michelle.Brack@rbi.co.uk

 

Event Organiser – Are you already an exhibitor? Do you have a query relating to exhibiting at the event?

Charlotte Bloxham
Tel: 0208 652 2180
Email: Charlotte.Bloxham@rbi.co.uk

 

Community Care Live Children and Families is free of charge to all social work professionals registered with HCPC or equivalent UK registration body (Registration number will be required during registration process). Free of charge entry is also extended to Local Authority Commissioners and Procurement Officers, Local Authority Workforce and Development Leads/Managers, Police Officers, Local Authority YOT’s, Probation Officers, when registering using your professional email address.
Please note all other job titles and areas of work will be charged at the conference delegate day rate of £149 + vat in advance or £199 + vat on the day.  Please contact the team on 0208 652 4073/4782 to book your place.
Disclaimer: False declaration to a free place and/or distribution of promotional literature will not be accepted and will result in you being asked to leave the event. No under 18s. Final year degree students only. All session places are available on a first come, first served basis. The conference programme may change at short notice
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