This year, due to covid-19 restrictions, our planned Staff Conference had to be cancelled. Instead, we had a ‘virtual’ conference via Zoom, providing a great opportunity for our staff to connect with each other, discuss current working challenges and to learn together about best practice under the unique conditions in which we find ourselves. We had the incredible honour of having Richard Rose join us for a mini-masterclass on tools for how best to engage and interview children and young people, particularly when working with them via online means. We thank Richard for his time, energy, passion and knowledge! The team are invigorated and excited to use a whole new range of tools to incorporate into their fostering and kinship assessments. And we’re already planning the next one. Bring on 2021!