Find out more about who will be speaking at the 2022 Adoption UK Annual Conference

Beverley Barnett-Jones MBE

Beverley Barnett-Jones is Nuffield Family Justice Observatory's Associate Director for System and Impact. She works on expanding the capacity of Nuffield Family Justice Observatory to make its evidence count on the practice front by making connections, developing conversations and fostering opportunities for innovations and activities that will unlock system change in the family justice system.

Beverley was previously on the frontline of children’s social care for 30 years, undertaking a variety of social work practice and management roles in local authority and family court settings. Always committed to making research count, she has spent the last few years bringing research and evidence into the design and development of new services. She is a member of the FDAC partnership, acting as a mentor and support to the expansion of this innovative family justice model. Beverley is a social worker at heart, practicing relational activism and placing relationships and connecting at the centre. She received an MBE in June 2018 for her work with children and families. 

This keynote talk will centre around post-adoption contact and will reference the recently published Modernising post-adoption contact: findings from a recent consultation

Expert Panel

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Adopted Persons' Panel

Sally Donovan - Chair

Sally is the author of the adoption memoir No Matter What and The Unofficial Guide to Therapeutic Parenting. She edits Adoption Today and collaborates with a group - The No Matter What, that holds events and training for therapeutic families. Her latest book, The Strange and Curious Guide to Trauma is written for children and will be published next year. In 2018 Sally was awarded an OBE.

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