Rosie Winterton joins Family Matters to celebrate end of children project

Family Matters'directors  Juliette Dalrymple and Stan Angel
Family Matters'directors Juliette Dalrymple and Stan Angel

To celebrate the end of its highly successful project, Listening to Children Matters (L2C), leading local mediation firm, Family Matters, are holding an event at the Regent Hotel in Doncaster on Wednesday September 23, at 4.30pm and will bring together a panel of high profile specialists who have been involved in the project in some way, from those recommending families to the project to the specialists who will deliver it.

Doncaster Central MP and shadow Chief Whip, Rosie Winterton will introduce the event, with opening remarks provided by project supporter, District Judge Rodgers – who has said that the project has provided a valuable resource for children and separated parents in Doncaster.

Family Matters mediators, Jane Knight and Alison McIlroy, who have been heavily involved in the project, will give and overview of how it has helped over 150 children and their parents – some who have been in conflict for many years – to reach agreement, and the valuable lessons that have been learnt.

Attendees will have the chance to discuss matters with the panel, which will include solicitor and senior collaborator, Alison Kitchman; Anne Chester Walsh of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust; CAFCASS senior service manager for Work to First Hearing, Rachel Holmes, and Family Matters’ directors Juliette Dalrymple and Stan Angel – who designed the project.

Juliette says, “The project, which was funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, has been a huge success and we are delighted to be ending it with this exciting event. There is no charge to attend the event, but we would very much like attendees to make a donation that will go to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.”

To reserve a place, please contact Family Matters on 01302 369688 or email Family Matters Mediate