ACTION4YOUTH CONFERENCE 2022

'IN CONVERSATION WITH...' SESSIONS

Discussion, Collaboration and Action For Young People

In Conversation With...

Our In Conversation With is a series of Action4Youth sessions covering a variety of issues and topics facing us today. 

Our first session will be available to view at 4pm on the 16th February 2022. We are proud to kick off the series with Sir Francis J S Habgood QPM DL and His Honour Judge Francis Sheridan DL discussing youth crime and punishment in Buckinghamshire. 

Up next

2nd March 2022 – 4pm – Julius Weinberg, Co-Chair of Buckinghamshire Culture 

16th March 2022 – 4pm – Simon James, Service Director of Education, Buckinghamshire Council

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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education and future prospects. 

Available 16th March 2022

About the session 
Addressing a key issue of increasing concern to parents, carers and young people, Simon James, Service Director of Education at Buckinghamshire Council discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education and future prospects. 

simon james

Simon James, Service Director of Education, Buckinghamshire Council

Simon has worked in Local Government and the public sector for his whole career. He started his career as a teacher before becoming qualified as an educational psychologist at University College London.

Simon worked as a psychologist for 20 years in a range of London boroughs before making the move into senior management.

He was the Assistant Director for Inclusion in two local authorities before becoming the Deputy Director of Children’s Services in Bexley which led him to his current role as Director for Education in Buckinghamshire.

Youth Crime and Punishment in Buckinghamshire

Available at 4pm on the 16th February 2022

About the session 
Retired Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police and Independent Chair of Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards Sir Francis Habgood QPM DL and Honorary Recorder of Aylesbury Crown Court His Honour Judge Francis Sheridan DL discuss youth crime, its causes and potential solutions.

Sir Francis Hapgood

Sir Francis J S Habgood QPM DL

Francis spent 32 years as a police officer, starting his time in West Yorkshire on the beat in Leeds and finishing as the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police. He enjoyed a varied career and one that was full of challenges and opportunities, but also one that was hugely rewarding. He was made a Knight Bachelor for services to policing in 2020. After retirement Francis became the Independent Chair of the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and the Safeguarding Adults’ Board. This allowed him to carry on his passion of protecting the most vulnerable in society and supporting young people.

his honor judge francis sheridan

His Honour Judge Francis Sheridan DL

His Honour Judge Francis Sheridan DL was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1980. He is also a Member of the Bar of Northern Ireland and Eire. He has been Honorary Recorder of the Crown Court since 2005, was appointed a Circuit Judge in 2009 and has been Resident Judge at Aylesbury Crown Court for the last 8 years and Judicial Member for the Parole Board for over 6 years. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire in 2018.

Youth Crime and Punishment in Buckinghamshire

About the session 
Retired Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police and Independent Chair of Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards Sir Francis Habgood QPM DL and Honorary Recorder of Aylesbury Crown Court His Honour Judge Francis Sheridan DL discuss youth crime, its causes and potential solutions.

Sir Francis Hapgood

Sir Francis J S Habgood QPM DL

Francis spent 32 years as a police officer, starting his time in West Yorkshire on the beat in Leeds and finishing as the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police. He enjoyed a varied career and one that was full of challenges and opportunities, but also one that was hugely rewarding. He was made a Knight Bachelor for services to policing in 2020. After retirement Francis became the Independent Chair of the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and the Safeguarding Adults’ Board. This allowed him to carry on his passion of protecting the most vulnerable in society and supporting young people.

his honor judge francis sheridan

His Honour Judge Francis Sheridan DL

His Honour Judge Francis Sheridan DL was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1980. He is also a Member of the Bar of Northern Ireland and Eire. He has been Honorary Recorder of the Crown Court since 2005, was appointed a Circuit Judge in 2009 and has been Resident Judge at Aylesbury Crown Court for the last 8 years and Judicial Member for the Parole Board for over 6 years. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire in 2018.

The importance of arts and culture for young people

Available at 4pm on the 2nd March 2022 

About the session 
Julius Weinberg talks to Action4Youth’s Imogen Earl about the importance of arts and culture for young people, potential barriers to wider participation and ways to overcome these. 

Julius Weinberg

Julius Weinberg is a British academic and previously the Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University. Weinberg is a governor of the Independent school Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith. 

Currently the vice-chair of Buckinghamshire Culture

The importance of arts and culture for young people

About the session 
Julius Weinberg talks to Action4Youth’s Imogen Earl about the importance of arts and culture for young people, potential barriers to wider participation and ways to overcome these. 

Julius Weinberg

Julius Weinberg is a British academic and previously the Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University. Weinberg is a governor of the Independent school Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith. 

Currently the vice-chair of Buckinghamshire Culture

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education and future prospects. 

Available at 4pm on the 16th March 2022

About the session 
Addressing a key issue of increasing concern to parents, carers and young people, Simon James, Service Director of Education at Buckinghamshire Council discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education and future prospects. 

simon james

Simon James, Service Director of Education, Buckinghamshire Council

Simon has worked in Local Government and the public sector for his whole career. He started his career as a teacher before becoming qualified as an educational psychologist at University College London.

Simon worked as a psychologist for 20 years in a range of London boroughs before making the move into senior management.

He was the Assistant Director for Inclusion in two local authorities before becoming the Deputy Director of Children’s Services in Bexley which led him to his current role as Director for Education in Buckinghamshire.

Recorded Session

Coming soon

The importance of happiness and prioritising mental health

Available 19th Feb 2022 

British educator, contemporary historian and author Sir Anthony Seldon talks about the importance of happiness and prioritising mental health. 

sir anthony seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon is arguably Britain’s best-known Headmaster and famously introduced wellbeing classes into his school, Wellington College in 2006. He is also a leading authority on contemporary British history and author of over 30 books, including biographies of all recent British Prime Ministers. In 2011, he co-founded Action for Happiness with Richard Layard and Geoff Mulgan – and in 2014 he received a knighthood in the Queen’s annual birthday honours list.

The importance of happiness and prioritising mental health

Available 

British educator, contemporary historian and author Sir Anthony Seldon talks about the importance of happiness and prioritising mental health. 

sir anthony seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon

Sir Anthony Seldon is arguably Britain’s best-known Headmaster and famously introduced wellbeing classes into his school, Wellington College in 2006. He is also a leading authority on contemporary British history and author of over 30 books, including biographies of all recent British Prime Ministers. In 2011, he co-founded Action for Happiness with Richard Layard and Geoff Mulgan – and in 2014 he received a knighthood in the Queen’s annual birthday honours list.

The way we all work and the needs of the young people and others whom we serve have changed dramatically in the past 2 years. This year’s conference digs into the learning and understanding from these extraordinary months to prepare us all better for what lies ahead.

Jenifer Cameron, CEO, Action4Youth

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