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18 - 20TH SEPTEMBER 2014

Unfortunately we are no longer able to take bookings for the 2014 Conference in Liverpool.  

Details for Delegates: You should have received a confirmation email and you will receive a further email shortly giving details of the conference.  If you are not residential, you may be interested to see local accommodation in Merseyside.  

2014 Programme including abstracts  - available here   (it is not necessary to book for workshops in advance, unless indicated)

Thanks to Merseyside AFT for hosting this conference and they look forward to welcoming you to the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool L3 5UL

Getting to the hotel:  Click on the Adelphi Hotel link above.  The Adelphi hotel is within a 5 minute walk of Lime Street Station.  As you exit the station on the West (from the platforms turn left) you will see the side of the Adelphi Hotel in front of you.  The Adelphi have an open car park at the rear, there is also an NCP car par nearby.  As a residential delegate on the hotel car park there is no need to put a ticket in your car.  Inform reception of your car registration and you can pay at reception.  Special car parking fee negotiated of £12 for the full conference.  If a day delegate you do need to pay and put a ticket in your car, coins required.  It is £7 for 12 hours.  

Abbreviated time-table

Thursday 18th September:  Registration from 12 noon.  Lunch 1pm.  Welcome and opening presentation 2pm.  AFT AGM 4pm.  Pre-Conference Seminar with Paolo Betrando and Sarah Walther 5.30pm.  Buffet Dinner 7.30pm.

Friday 19th September:  Registration for day delegates from 8.30am.  Welcome and Opening Plenary 9.30am.  Workshops and conferences throughout the day.  We would like to advise delegates that at 8.30am in the morning in the Derby Room there is a space set aside for those who wish to discuss the Scottish referendum.  Depending on the timing of the result, time will also be allocated on the Saturday morning at 8.30am for delegates to further discuss this.  At 1pm on Friday the Aspens Group (for those working in the non statutory sector) invite you to join them for a lunch-time discussion in the Derby Room.  At 6pm, the Professional Affairs Committee and CRED committee will be hosting open meetings that you are welcome to join.  Dinner 7.30pm for 8.00pm.

Saturday 20th September:  Registration for day delegates from 8.30am.  Welcome and Opening Plenary with Amanda Jones from 9.30am.  Workshops throughout the day. May we advise delegates that at 1.30pm on Saturday in the Boardroom we will have a short time of quiet reflection for those AFT members who have sadly died over the last few years.  At 3.30pm we have a plenary presentation with Jim Wilson and John Burnham inviting us to keep the conversation going, followed by conference close. Tea will be served at 4.30pm before we depart.  

Resdiential delegates receive Breakfast served in the restaurant betwen 7am and 10am and Dinner each evening.    

Thursday "Scouse Supper" at 7.30pm

(complimentary welcome drink)

Scouse with Red Cabbage - scouse will be gluten free

Blind Scouse (vegetarian) with Red Cabbage  - scouse will be gluten free

Selection of cold meats, salads and vegetarian quiches

Desserts and coffee

Friday "Gala Dinner" at 7.30pm

Carrot and Coriander Soup (gluten free)


Salmon in Champagne Sauce

Seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes

or Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto (please indicate at registration if you would prefer this)


Coupe Adelphi

Coffee and Mints

(complimentary pre-dinner reception and also glass of wine with meal)

We look forward to seeing you at conference.  To question your conference booking and payment please call In-any-event on 01275 390620 or email


If you have been disappointed not to attend the 2014 conference, look out for our 2015 AFT events 

  • 16 - 17 April 2015  AFT 40th Anniversary Conference "Daring to be Different - a time to remember, looking back to the future" at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Centre of Durham.  Bookings open 1 November.
  • 10 - 12 September 2015 AFT Annual Conference "Peace and Value - connecting spirituality, systems thinking and activism" at the University of Kent.  Workshop proposals accepted now.  Download the form.
  • 19th November 2015 The AFT Eileen Jamieson Memorial Conference "Experts by Experience: Learning with and from the people we aim to support" with Derbyshire AFT.

Eileen Jamieson Workshop 2014

Thank you to Dorset AFT for hosting an excellent day on Working Systemically with Family Violence presented by Arlene Vetere with Jan Cooper

It was a lovely sunny day on Monday 21 July in Poole, Dorset and enjoyed by all.


Please see the events page of the website to book.  Don't miss out at this special price.  

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