SFAC logo with added party hats and "Celebrating 20 years of Impact"

We’re turning 20 this year and we need your help to celebrate!

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Book a Speaker!

Looking for a speaker for your next event? We’ve got you covered!

Whether you’d like to understand more about why children are more likely to thrive in safe families rather than orphanages or want some tips on how to help you and those you care for thrive – we have a speaker for you!

From conferences to book clubs and faith communities we’d love to come and speak to you and your people. Below you’ll find some examples of where we’ve spoken and the topics we can cover. You’ll also find some brief bios for our main speakers so you can decide who might best fit your needs.

Is the founder and president of SFAC. From coal miner to social worker, and after 30 years working for Leeds City Council (and he couldn’t be prouder!) Mick established the charity so that children across the world would benefit from sound social work and therapeutic practises. He couldn’t watch kids being treated with any less dignity and care than his own children and grandchildren. He is a global name within the sector and following the successful publication of his story, “Children Belong In Families,” he talks with tenderness and experience about the journey which is leading to global change.

Is a qualified psychologist and trauma therapist who has worked with vulnerable children and their carers across the world. She has an incredible gift for presenting complex ideas in beautifully simple, visual ways. Her passion is to make psychology accessible and applicable to everyone, wherever they are and whatever their education. She will illustrate the whys and hows of what we do and you will hear practical tips on how to care for others and yourself in the process.


SFAC has contributed to international conferences in Brazil, Paraguay, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Europe

Community and Faith Groups

We can talk about

  • how to best care for vulnerable children
  • why there is a move away from orphanage and institutional care,
  • what that means and what the alter
  • how people can best support the process.

Book Clubs

If you’ve never entertained the author, what better time to start than today?! After your group has finished reading his book; Children Belong In Families, you can invite Mick to join you for a Q&A. We find this works really well with professionals, students and faith organizations, alike.

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