The #THRIVE2021 Virtual National Permanency Conference will bring together speakers and delegates from Australia and abroad on 13 and 14 October, 2021.

The conference keeps a spotlight shining on permanency and issues affecting young people in care, so they can thrive in their childhoods and into their futures.

All federal, state and territory governments will participate in this online event.

Every aspect of the National Permanency Conference will focus on the eight recommendations made to government as a result of #THRIVE2020.

World-renowned experts in trauma will join the line-up of national presenters. You will also hear updates from politicians and government on progress; and take part in interactive opportunities for delegates to provide ideas and feedback on changes needed in each state and territory, and Australia-wide.

This conference is for people who want to see the lives of 46,000 children and young people in care in Australia improve. #THRIVE2021 is set to be Adopt Change’s most impactful conference since launching in 2017.

Fams CEO Julie Hourigan Ruse will be presenting, along other conference speakers including:

  • International trauma specialist Dr Bruce Perry
  • Founder Deborra-Lee Furness
  • Michelle Landry, MP
  • Federal Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds
  • International podcast host April Dinwoodie (Born in June, Raised in April)
  • Deputy Children’s Guardian for Aboriginal Children and Young People NSW Richard Weston
  • Mother of Saroo and author of Lioness Sue Brierley
  • Plus State Ministers and representatives, lived experience delegates, and a host of other sector experts.

Information and registration are available at www.eventsforchange.org.au/npc2021