PLCT Conference: ‘Keeping Fathers in the Frame’ – Friday 9th June 2017

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Full programme details and bookings will be available shortly.  Confirmed speakers include:

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*Save the date* – PLCT conference on Friday 9th June 2017

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Our next conference is being held on Friday 9th June at the Hallmark Hotel, Gloucester.  The focus is ‘Keeping Father’s in the Frame’.

Full details and booking information will be available soon.

In the meantime – save the date!

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Grant funding round now closed

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Our grant round (for 2017 funding) has now closed.  The next funding round will be launched in Spring 2017, with successful funding beginning in January 2018.

Grant funding round now open

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The next funding round has now launched, with grants for successful candidates to begin in January 2017.

The principal aim of the PLCT is: “To increase the number of babies and toddlers (aged conception to 3 years of age) in Gloucestershire who experience loving, nurturing and harm-free childhoods”.

It is intended that PLCT funded programmes will promote secure attachment between babies and their primary care givers.

Grant are awarded for up to three years for between £15,000 – £40,000 per year.

The deadline for ‘Expression of Interest‘ application forms is 5th May 2016.

Please see our ‘How to Apply‘ and ‘Application forms and relevant documents‘ pages for more information.

Presentation from Funding Fair

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The Trust attended a very busy and successful Funding Fair on 7th March at The Pavilion.  Thanks to GAVCA for organising such a worthwhile event.

It was good to speak to so many people at our stand and to see those who attended our presentation.

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Here is a copy of the presentation.  Our grant funding round will launch on 1st April.  Full details are on our ‘How To Apply’ page.

PLCT Grant Round 2016 presentation – prezi


We will be at GAVCA’s Funding Fair

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The Peter Lang Children’s Trust will be at GAVCA’s Funding Fair on Monday 7th March, 1pm-3pm at The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham.

Come along and chat to us about our grant funding.

More information about the funding fair can be found at http://www.gavca.org.uk

Directions to The Pavilion at http://www.thepavilion-cheltenham.org.uk/find-us.html

New logo for PLCT

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The Trust has now launched its new logo.  We hope you like it.


PLCT ‘Group Intervention’ conference

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The Peter Lang Children’s Trust held very successful conference on ‘Group Intervention” on Friday 26th June at The Pavilion in Cheltenham.  Over 60 delegates attended this interesting and informative day.

Presentations were given by:

Dr Rebecca Johnson from Solihull Approach – http://www.solihullapproachparenting.com

Dr Karen Bateson from Baby Steps, NSPCC – http://www.nspcc.org.uk

Trudi Webber from Best Begininings, speaking about their Baby Buddy app – http://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk

Dr Christine Puckering from Mellow Parenting – http://www.mellowparenting.org

PLCT ‘Group Intervention’ conference

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Peter Lang Children’s Trust is holding a conference on ‘Group Intervention’ on Friday 26th June, 9,30am – 4.30pm at The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 6PN

Speakers include:

  “Solihull Approach” – Dr Rebecca Johnson, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Solihull Approach

A brief outline of the Solihull Approach model and its relevance to both professionals and parents, with a focus on our groups and courses for parents (antenatal, postnatal and on-going parenting). Rebecca will introduce the latest exciting release from the Solihull Approach – a brand new online antenatal course and free online portal called ‘Our Place’.

  “Click – antenatal classes: one-off 3 hour evidence based antenatal classes where less can be more” – Dr Tejinder Kondel, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, ClickParenting

This presentation will describe how ‘Click’ antenatal classes have a transformational impact on the mother-infant relationship when compared to routine antenatal classes. Additionally, the first longitudinal study to report advanced cognitive, social and emotional advances in the children at age 2.5 – 3 years.

  “Baby Steps” –  Dr Karen Bateson, Consultant Clinical Child Psychologist, NSPCC

A new evidence-based perinatal education programme for parents who need additional support, including those who may have chaotic lifestyles and who traditionally might be called ‘hard to reach’. Baby Steps is a nine-session group programme for mums-and dads-to-be, beginning with a home visit, then parents attend six weekly group sessions before the baby is born, followed by three more sessions after the birth.

“Delivering to families the Mellow Way” – Dr Christine Puckering, Clinical Psychologist, Mellow Parenting and the Mellow Team

 The Mellow Team will give a brief overview of Infant Mental Health, attachment and how they fit into Mellow Parenting. This will be followed by an introduction to the antenatal phase and Mellow Bumps, leading into Mellow Babies, along with a presentation on working with Dads the Mellow Way.

Please click here for the booking form (PDF format) Conference flyer & booking form1 (Word format) BOOKING FORM

Press Release

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Management Buyout at Peter Lang

Peter Lang Children’s Trust sells Publishing Group to Management Team


The Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group is delighted to announce its new ownership. A group of senior management and board members of the company have joined forces in a management buyout deal. This exciting new development means that the future growth and direction of the Group is now in the hands of its key members, allowing it to consolidate its reputation for quality, to acquire new digital tools and to pursue its geographical expansion plans in the Middle East and East Asia on a secure footing.

The Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group publishes 1,800 new titles each year in traditional and digital formats, as well as Open Access and has an active back list of 55,000 plus titles.

For over 40 years it has consistently delivered on its mission of making academic research in the humanities available worldwide. Through its five independent but complementary publishing houses (Switzerland, Germany, USA, UK, Belgium) it provides local expertise to academics, which is key in the humanities and social sciences.

The new management team are Claude Béglé (SymbioSwiss Sarl) as Chairman of the Board, Kelly Shergill as CEO and Deputy Chairman of the Board, Vanessa Weber as CFO and Abdurahman Kaymaz as Head of Warehouse and Logistics. All four have worked closely together for several years and have a clear vision for the future of the Group.

The current owner is the Peter Lang Children’s Trust, based in the UK, which inherited Mr Peter Lang’s estate on his death in 2001. Recently, the Trust have decided to focus on their own field of expertise and after an intensive consultative process supported by the financial advisor Affentranger Associates, www.aasa.com, a purchase agreement was signed. The change in ownership will be fully effective by mid-2015.

Stuart Wilkins who led the process on behalf of the Trust states: “The Trust Board recognised that their expertise is in the children’s charity and they felt an obligation to the memory of Peter Lang and the employees to find a ‘better strategic’ owner for the publishing business that is more able to take the business forward. They see the MBO as an excellent opportunity to achieve this aim.”

Claude Béglé, Chairman of the Board of Directors, confirms: “We have the firm intention to develop Peter Lang further. We are convinced that good global Swiss companies have a bright future, when they are based on quality. This is precisely the case for Peter Lang. We are closely associated with the fast developments taking place in the academic world.”

Kelly Shergill, CEO and Deputy Chairman adds: “Peter Lang is a ‘jewel’ in the publishing industry that quietly yet solidly serves the requirements of academics worldwide. We are a major supplier of content, in whatever form desired by the academic community and agile because of our independence and size, placing the group at the forefront of a rapidly changing industry.”

Key Media Contact: Simon Reber

E-Mail: s.reber@peterlang.com

Tel. +41 323761763