APWP

Association of Professional Working Parents

The Association of Professional Working Parents ('APWP') is a unique networking and support group for likeminded professional working fathers and mothers who have children across a broad spectrum of ages from birth up to early adulthood, and who balance their professional working lives with their family commitments.

The APWP provides professional working parents with the opportunity to network in a relaxed, supportive, informal and friendly atmosphere. We host these networking events from time to time and we have previously arranged dynamic speakers from diverse industry sectors who cover wide ranging topics of a legal, psychological, medical, educational or financial nature of interest to professional working parents.

Members of the APWP, including from Kingsley Napley and guest authors, also write blogs on issues relating to professional working parents and children.

Past events

  • CEO for the day - changes for a better work life balance - with guest speaker Jennifer Liston-Smith of My Family Care and Terrence Donovan of Kingsley Napley
  • Parenting for Prevention - with guest speaker Mandy Saligari, Executive Director & Founder of Charter Daycare
  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind - with guest speakers Ceri Morgan and Ann Souter of Recipe for Health
  • Bringing out the Best in Your Children - with guest speaker Elaine Halligan, Director at The Parent Practice
  • Homework Matters - with guest speaker Rachel Vecht, Seminar Director at Educating Matters
  • APWP Christmas Drinks and Debate: Are we spoiling our children - and at what cost? - discussion led by renowned journalists Jennifer Howze and Michael Moran
  • Protect your child in the virtual world - with guest speaker Clive Michel, head of Harm Reduction and Public Affairs at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
  • Step aside Superman and Wonderwoman: career and family is for any parent! - with guest speaker Christine Brown-Quinn, former Managing Director in banking, now entrepreneur & author of the bestselling book “Step Aside Super Woman: Career and Family is for Any Woman”
  • How to get your child into your school of choice & ensure they are happy there - with guest speaker Alison Cordingley, Head of juniors at Blackheath High School
  • Your rights as an employee and a parent
  • The juggling act

Further information about the APWP

For further information about the APWP and how to join the network and attend events, please contact Charlotte Bradley, Co-founder of the APWP, or Helle Asquith.

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Blogs

Parenting after separation - when spending time with your children feels like a 'gift' rather than a 'right'

Surrogacy – a welcome change as intended parents become entitled to adoption leave and pay

Managing career progression while growing your family

Blended families - laying down the law

UK fathers and paternity leave

Surrogacy and parental rights – a setback but light ahead

What tosh - Women can have it all

Sexism, politics, education & the City

The Children and Families Bill: What does it mean for employers?

Child maintenance – what happens if the presumed parent is not the parent after all?

Routes to parenthood: are more couples choosing international surrogacy over adoption?

Keeping the peace at Christmas – top tips for shared parenting over the festive season

The Power Part Time Top 50 List – celebrating the balance of passions

Are both dual role super mothers and committed fathers short changed by our current social policies and divorce laws?

The Grandparent Boom

Child Maintenance: Out with the old, in with the...?

Discrimination gone mad? A surrogate mother's plea

Life / work balance and the professional – an anathema?

Top tips for smooth summer contact

Parental responsibility: the bigger picture

Summer holidays: the parenting Olympics are underway

International travel and the delicate juggling act of family life

Surrogacy: who’s the Mummy?

Parental rights: new year, new landscape for fathers?

Motherhood and Apple Pie - what can the UK learn from the US about working families?

"I don’t know how she does it" - what can HR professionals learn from Sarah Jessica Parker's latest on-screen incarnation?

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