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This event is now fully booked, please contact victoria@acf.org.uk to be added to a waiting list.

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School Funders’ network

There is growing evidence that children’s social and emotional skills are associated with success at school, as well as positive outcomes in adulthood, such as stable employment, physical and mental health, and well-being. In this session, Neil Humphrey, Professor of the Psychology of Education at the University of Manchester, will take us through what we can measure (and what we should measure) in assessing the impact of projects aiming to develop young people's essential skills.

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Stronger Foundations Project

On the 1 December we will bring foundation and sector leaders together to start the co-development of this vital project that will draw on a range of external experience and evidence. The Stronger Foundations Project will identify and codify leading practice for foundations, hopefully leading to enhanced effectiveness of individual foundations and a greater responsiveness to the concerns of beneficiaries. This event is now fully booked, please contact victoria@acf.org.uk to be added to the waiting list. We are hoping to be able to increase the capacity of this event so please do notify us if you are interested in attending.

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Grenfell Tower: implications for housing

In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, some have argued that this incident could have been avoided and that, at the very least, it has exposed some of the inadequacies of the current social housing system. This meeting will feature housing experts talking about the policy implications of what has happened and providing some guidance on what next steps should be taken to mitigate against the risk of another incident like this one to take place. There will also be an opportunity for foundations operating in the housing space to reflect on the role they can realistically play both in the short and long-term to promote meaningful changes in this area, by making the best use of their limited but independent resources.

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