Child Safeguarding Conference 2017
“It is shocking that half a million children, a number equivalent to the entire population of Manchester, need direct intervention or care from the state because they are living vulnerable lives.” – Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England
Official statistics show that 650,000 children are living in “high risk” environments. But in reality, this figure is likely to be much higher due to gaps in public sector data and because many cases are never reported to the authorities.
Recent high profile CSE cases are stark examples of what can go wrong when public sector bodies fail to implement robust child safeguarding policies. In addition to these issues, some 46,000 children are thought to be in gangs while an additional 1,200 cases of child slavery are recorded every year.
As well as addressing concerns about the physical wellbeing of children, more must be done to support the estimated 800,000 young people in England who are living with some form of mental health problem.
Join us for the Child Safeguarding Conference 2017 where leading experts will explain how those working in education, childcare and health sectors can do more to support vulnerable young people.
Please register interest below and we will keep you updated
Topics covered on the day will include:
- What role can the NHS play in safeguarding children and what are the organisation’s priorities?
- What is the scale of vulnerability among young people?
- What are the key challenges facing parents, carers and social workers?
- How are local authorities supporting vulnerable young people and what can we learn from examples of best practice?
- How can we recruit, retain and train a stronger child safeguarding workforce?
- How can care workers spot the signs of child sexual exploitation and what steps should be taken?
- Can schools do more to support young people suffering with mental health problems?
- How can we keep young people safe online?
What can be done to support young people at risk of radicalisation?
- Network with delegates from multiple agencies and organisations.
- Hear from leading experts in child safeguarding.
- Ensure your organisation is up to date with the latest safeguarding requirements.
- Learn how to identify and report safeguarding concerns.
- Study examples of best practice from safeguarding organisations.
Registration & Refreshments
Opening Remarks from Chair
NHS England’s Safeguarding Update
Susan Warburton, Head of Safeguarding, NHS England (CONFIRMED)
Working together to safeguard children
Emma Ford, Head of Safeguarding Children and Quality Assurance Unit and David Barnes, Business Manager, Salford City Council (CONFIRMED)
Questions & Answers
Refreshments & Networking Break
Tackling safeguarding issues with technology
Michael Brennan, Co-Founder & CEO, Tootoot (CONFIRMED)
Beyond harm: understanding 'victims' of childhood sexual abuse Exploitation
Dr Jo Woodiwiss, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Huddersfield (CONFIRMED)
Lunch & Networking
Panel Discussion/ Questions and Answers
Michael Brennan, Dr Jo Woodiwiss & Sara Rowbotham
Case study: The Rochdale Experience
Sara Rowbotham, Rochdale Councillor (CONFIRMED)
Refreshments & Networking Break
Creating a reflective and confident workforce through the use of simulated learning; meet Rosie and her family.”
Professor Jane Reeves, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Innovation in Child Protection, University of Kent (CONFIRMED)
Keeping Children Safe Online
Steven Gordon, Managing Director, Blue Planet IT, Rob Leigh, Head of Care, Swalcliffe Park School, David Lawton, Senior Engineer, Watchguard (CONFIRMED)
Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers
Professor Jane Reeves, Steven Gordon, Rob Leigh & David Lawton
Closing remarks from Chair
Close of Conference
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