Hayes, D. and Spratt, T. (2008). 'Persistent Patterns of Practice: The Social Work Response to Child Protection and Welfare Issues'. Paper presented at: A Different Response Model: Refocusing Child Protection Towards Family Support, 22nd May, Dublin: Children Acts Advisory Board.
Hayes, D. (2008). 'Aspects of the Development of Family Group Conferences in Northern Ireland'. Paper presented at: Family Group Conference Congress, 24th-25th April, Frankfurt am Main: Internationale Gesellschaft für erzieherische Hilfen / Fachhochschule Münster.
Hayes, D. and Spratt, T. (2008). 'Patterns of Child Protection and Child Welfare Practice'. Paper presented at: What's New? Social Work Research at Queen's: Current Developments in Social Work Research in Northern Ireland, 19th March, Belfast: School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast.
Hayes, D. (2006). 'Re-balanced and Re-focused Social Work Practice?' Paper presented at: The Impact of the Children Order (1995) – Ten Years On, Belfast: Child Care in Practice.
Hayes, D. (2005). 'Investigated or Supported? Parents' Experiences of Refocused Social Work Practice in the UK'. Paper presented at: 15th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, 18th-23rd April, Boston: United States Department of Health and Human Services.