MI is now widely used in services for children, playing a key part in innovations such as Family Drug and Alcohol Courts, the Family Safeguarding model and Intensive Family Support Teams. In this session Steve Rollnick (co-creator of Motivational Interviewing) spoke with Donald Forrester, David Wilkins and Charlie Whittaker about their forthcoming book on this topic. Discussion covered the contribution that MI can make to child and family work and how to respond to key problems or challenges such as how to have difficult conversations and applying MI principles in the context of child protection – plus wherever else the conversation went! There were opportunities for those attending to ask questions, share experiences and be involved in the discussion.