After a tremendous response to a call for abstracts the submission system has now closed and the programme is being finalised. We will have speakers from Ireland, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Israel, South Africa, Ghana, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand to name just some of the countries which will be represented at the Congress.

Each day will consist of two plenary sessions and three parallel sessions, with five panels in each parallel session.

*Please Note: This programme is subject to change.

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Sunday 4th June

Monday 5th June

Tuesday 6th June

Wednesday 7th June

Morning Congress Sessions Congress Sessions Congress Sessions
Afternoon Registration / Opening Ceremony Congress Sessions Congress Sessions Congress Sessions
Evening Welcome Reception Optional Social Events Congress Party

The main streams that will feature at the Congress include:

  • Justice and Equality (including juvenile justice, race and gender, courts administration)
  • Child Protection (including abuse and neglect, violence and exploitation, immigration and separated children, children in conflict situations)
  • Child Participation (including court proceedings, private family disputes, ADR)
  • Changing Family Forms (including marriage equality, civil partnership, surrogacy)
  • International Families (including recognition and enforcement of judgments, international adoption, international child abduction)
  • Family Property