Webinar: applying for a Churchill Fellowship in children's social care

Webinar: applying for a Churchill Fellowship in children's social care

On 7 October at 12-1pm we are holding a free webinar on how and why to apply for a Churchill Fellowship in children's social care.

Please join us for a free webinar on what a Churchill Fellowship could offer you and how to apply for one this autumn. We will focus on the Fellowships in our new theme on Children and Young People with Experience of Care, which you can apply for until 22 November.

Two Fellows will share their experience of a Fellowship, from the application process through to their global research phase and on to their work to inspire change in the UK. They will reflect on the difference it has made to their professional and personal lives, and the benefits a Fellowship can bring. They will be joined by members of our Fellowship team, explaining what we look for and how to apply. There will be opportunities for you to ask any questions.

A Churchill Fellowship is a life-changing opportunity to pursue your own vision for change in your community or profession, based on exploring best practice and innovations around the world.

This year, we are launching a dedicated programme of Fellowships focussed on children and young people with experience of care, in partnership with Coram and the Hadley Trust. You can apply for these from 13 September to 22 November on our website. All UK adult citizens are eligible, regardless of qualifications, background or age.

Keynote speakers in our webinar:

  • Lorna Stabler, Churchill Fellow: Lorna is a researcher with CASCADE, Cardiff University, focusing on children's social care research across the UK. She is care experienced and has been a kinship carer. Her 2019 Fellowship focussed on support for kinship carers in policy.
  • Dr Jadwiga Leigh, Churchill Fellow: Jadwiga is CEO of New Beginnings Foundation and part-time Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Lancaster University. She is an expert in providing support to families who are on the edge of care. Her 2019 Fellowship looked at how organisations in Australia worked to prevent young families in the child protection system from entering the care system.
  • Sian Herschel: Interim Fellowship Director at the Churchill Fellowship.
  • Nikesh Patel: Fellowship Manager at the Churchill Fellowship.
  • Andrew Dickie: Andrew is Head of Services at Coram Voice. He has worked with human and children’s rights organisations in the UK and internationally for the last 20 years.

Tickets for the webinar are free but must be booked in advance via Eventbrite here.

This webinar will be recorded, so if you are unable to make this date and time, please do still register to attend and a recording will be sent to you after the event. You might also be interested to sign up for our webinar on Inspiring Change in Children’s Social Care on 29 September.