Training / Event Details


Rethinking Vulnerability: Responding with Optimism and Insight

Gain a deeper understanding of factors that impact resilience and explore effective practice to support wellness.


Vulnerability refers to a person’s risk of being harmed and at times can be hidden from view. As educators we work with children and young people at risk for a range of reasons who require a considered and insightful approach.
How can we maintain and promote a positive, empowering and hopeful outlook when supporting children and young people and ensure that all children and young people have the best possible opportunities and outcomes? The fourth annual EPS Conference “Rethinking Vulnerability” will address this pivotal question.


“Rethinking Vulnerability” will focus on taking action to identify, protect and support vulnerable children and young people and help them achieve and thrive.
Through a series of engaging speakers, workshops and exhibitors, school staff will be inspired to critically assess the meaning of vulnerability, broaden their understanding of the factors that impact children and young people, and develop the skills to support children’s resilience and wellbeing.


By the end of the Conference, delegates will:
  • understand and have insight into the factors that can make children and young people vulnerable
  • have the confidence to identify how vulnerability impacts the wellbeing and academic outcomes of children and young people
  • have a range of tools, resources and strategies to better support children and young people with a sense of optimism about their future.

Booking Information

Delegates are required to download and submit a separate workshop choices form following their booking, which can be found on the right hand side of this page. Please return the workshop choices form as soon as possible to:
Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Following high demand in previous years, early booking is recommended to guarantee your place.
Delegates attending from outside Derbyshire should contact Sarah Annable to book their place: Tel: 01629 533815 Email:
NB. Any discounts will be applied after 'check out'.

Course Fee:
EARLY BIRD RATE: £185 per delegate for all schools, academics and others.
Sales from 3rd September until 2nd November 2018.
STANDARD RATE: £210 per delegate for all schools, academics and others.
Sales from 3rd November until 4th February 2019.
Additional delegates from the same school can attend for £125*
  • Available for Derbyshire schools who subscribe to the Silver or Gold EPS packages only. All others will be charged £185 (3/9/18-2/11/18) or £210 (3/11/18-4/2/19) for each additional delegate.

Our Cancellation Policy can be viewed here:

Making a Difference: Enabling Positive Change through Listening, Optimism and Insight


All staff in all phases, including Head teachers, SMT, SENDCOs, Pastoral Support, Class Teachers, Support Staff and School Support Agencies.

18 Mar 2019 08:45 - 15:45

Closing date: 04/02/2019
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Educational Psychology
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Date and Time

18 Mar 2019 08:45 - 15:45


CASA Hotel (CMR / Barcelona Suite), Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7JB


Deborah Page