Action on Addiction is hosting a roundtable fringe event at this year's Conservative Party Conference on the theme of family resilience.

To inform discussion, the national addiction charity has created a paper around its own treatment work with families suffering from addiction and known resilience factors.

Among those attending the roundtable are Graham Beech, Chief Executive of Action on Addiction; Anne Longfield, the Children's Commissioner; Seyi Obakin, Chief Executive of Centrepoint; Kirsty Finlayson, Vice Chair of Conservative Young Women; Cllr Theresa Airey, Children & Young People Board of the Local Government Association; Ruth Allen, CEO of BASW; Sagar Sharma, Director of Policy & Communications at Barnado's; Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of Women's Aid; Julie Bentley, CEO of Action for Children; Andy Clarke, Public Policy Adviser for ASDA; Dan Dumoulin, Policy and Public Affairs Manager for Depaul UK; and David Burrowes, former MP and Executive Director of the Strengthening Families Manifesto.

David Brindle from Society Guardian will chair the event.

You can view the Action on Addiction paper on family resilience by clicking on this image:

The paper can be downloaded as a PDF here.

We look forward to hearing from politicians, policy professionals and practitioners who have an interest in addressing the problems of addiction and who wish to contribute to a distinctive policy approach predicated on building resilience within families.


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