Chairman of Baby P inquiry to join University of Suffolk conference in social care

File photo dated 12/03/09 of Lord Laming during the Baby P inquiry. Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

File photo dated 12/03/09 of Lord Laming during the Baby P inquiry. Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire - Credit: PA

The peer who chaired the inquiry into the death of Baby P will be delivering the keynote speech at a University of Suffolk social care conference.

Lord Laming, the former social worker whose report criticised agency partnership working in the Baby P death inquiry, will be at Trinity Park tomorrow for the annual conference ‘Can you hear me? The voice of the service user’.

Dr Ruth Strudwick, associate professor in diagnostic radiography at the University of Suffolk, said: “As a university we have an obligation to our students and society as a whole to make sure they are best prepared for the world of work and the tough challenges they will undoubtedly face whether they are professionals working in health care, social care, education or the police.”

Around 350 pupils from health sciences, sociology, social work and psychology courses will join the event, where other talks and discussions on the region’s social care will be held.