Friday 29th March from 1.30pm – 4pm

Key note speaker the inspiring author, trainer, consultant and motivational speaker ‘Hackney Child’ Jenny Molly

Jenny will be sharing her positive lived experience of being a looked after child and care leaver. Jenny is proud of her success, much of which she credits to her social workers and other significant professionals who had total belief in her, when often she has none for herself. 

Dr. h.c. Jenny Molloy, BASW England Patron is an author, trainer and motivational speaker. Jenny proudly identifies as a care leaver and is the author of her stories, Hackney Child and Tainted Love Aka Hope Daniels, she spent most of her childhood in care, and is now a married Mother, Grandmother, and of course, a care leaver. Jenny was under the Care of Hackney Social Services, and was known as a “Hackney Child”, hence the book name. Written under her real name, Jenny Molloy, her final book, Neglected, shares stories of love and hope within the care system, a message Jenny is passionate about.

Jenny works extensively with Local authorities across the Country, as well as working with Ofsted, Department of Education; Frontline and Higher Education Institutions. Jenny received an honorary doctorate from Huddersfield University for her dedication to improving the lives of vulnerable children. You can find out more about Jenny and her work on her social media platforms, Twitter @Hackneychild and Facebook – Hackney Child

You will also hear about our journey to outstanding from Robert Henderson, Executive Director Children Families and Education, People and Nick Pendry, Director for Early Help & Children’s Social Care.  You will also hear about Early Help and Children’s Social Care learning & development opportunities as well as our career progression pathways in Children’s Social Care.

Places are very limited so to book your free place please email ChildrenLearning@Croydon.gov.uk , with your name and current position. This event will take place on Friday 29th March from 1.30pm – 4pm.  Registration and coffee will be from 1.30pm. The event will be held central Croydon.

You will also have the opportunity to discuss our social work vacancies currently available in Early Help and Children’s Social Care. If you’re interested in any of our vacancies please forward your CV to socialworkjobs@croydon.gov.uk quoting seminar.