Cathy Hamer & Sharon Kelly

Cathy led one of the first Early Support pilots and is a chartered health and educational psychologist.

Sharon is an author of the Parents' Workshops. She has three daughters, one of whom has complex health needs.

Having supported the implementation of Early Support across England and Wales, Cathy and Sharon will show how Early Support, based on 10 principles and key working, provides a framework for cultural change and practical tools to enable this. Early Support has “demonstrated the impact that well co-ordinated family focused services can have” and “it is helping to ensure that the legislative framework translates into change for families”. Edward Timpson, Minister for Children & Families,2013.