The Parent-Infant Conference: innovative and evidence-based practice to protect and promote the emotional wellbeing of all bumps, babies and toddlers

We are thrilled to be co-hosting the Parent-Infant Conference on Wednesday 29th January 2020 with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.


The one-day event will:

  • Bring together high-profile research, policy and practice speakers in the field of infant and early years mental health
  • Offer numerous professional networking opportunities

We welcome anyone interested in the emotional wellbeing of babies and young children including:

  • Therapists, health visitors, midwives, social workers, GPs, family support workers
  • Early years practitioners, researchers, commissioners, policymakers, and parents with lived experience.

Keeping up to date

Do follow us on social media through the following Twitter handles: Anna Freud Centre and Parent-Infant Foundation using the hashtag #PIConf20 where we will be sharing updates about the conference in the lead up to January, and we will be live tweeting on the day.


Kensington Town Hall is accessible and well located in central London. The nearest tube station is High Street Kensington (Circle and District lines). Buses: 9, 10, 27, 49, 52, 328 serve Kensington High Street. There is a privately-run car park beneath the adjacent Central Library.

We have created a programme to bring together local, national and international speakers.  The day includes research, practice and policy perspectives regarding the emotional wellbeing of babies and very young children across the spectrum of need.

As well as hearing from others, the day presents numerous opportunities for you to network with colleagues through discussion, reflection and networking with your peers. For example we will have cabaret style seating, longer refreshment breaks, and end of session question setting to spark discussions.  For the refreshments on the day, we have a chosen a caterer who is able to provide healthy, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.

The event welcomes babies in arms, and a parent-infant friendly space is provided outside of the main conference hall for play, feeding, and family time.

Please see the programme schedule below. A more detailed programme of speakers will be published in due course.

You can view the agenda below, or download it via this link.

The Parent-Infant Conference Programme

Fee TypeAmount
Full fee£179
Third Sector / NHS fee£149
Student fee£99

Delegates will include psychotherapists, psychologists, parent-infant therapists, health visitors, GPs, midwives, social workers, children’s’ services staff, commissioners, academics, policy makers, and others from across a broad range of work with children and infants.

The exhibition will be an integral part of the conference programme with all breaks providing time and presence with delegates.

We are now welcoming applications for exhibition stands and advertising opportunities for this event and have pleasure in detailing further information in the PDF here. Having a stand will enable you the opportunity to meet and network with over 200 health professionals in the 1001 days sector offering you the potential to raise your profile and increase sales/generate new contacts.

Please download the PDF for more details, costs and application form.

* Programme subject to change

* All fees are for the one-day event and include all refreshments