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“Good leadership is crucial if we want to support and encourage frontline staff to deliver excellent care for children and young people.” - Nadhim Zahawi, Children’s Minister
There are 650,000 children living in “high risk” environments in the UK while 800,000 young people are suffering with some form of mental health problem. In response, the Government has announced £17 million of additional funding to improve children’s services and unveiled plans to increase information sharing across safeguarding organisations.
In January 2018 the Children’s Commissioner published the “Life in Likes” report, highlighting how new technology presents a new safeguarding challenge. Experts believe the anxiety and stress caused by social media use is a contributing factor to a growing mental health crisis among school children.
Join us for the Child Safeguarding Conference 2018 where expert speakers will explain how your organisation can keep the most vulnerable children safe from harm. Understand the implications of recent developments including the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and the “Keeping Children Safe in Education” statutory guidance, learn how to overcome the challenges posed by new technology and discuss how public sector bodies can do more to protect children at a time when budgets are under pressure.
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Registration, refreshments and networking
Opening remarks from the chair
Tricia Murphy, Independent SEN Consultant
Keynote address: Child safeguarding is everyone’s business
Hilary Garratt CBE, Director of Nursing for NHS England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England
This presentation will give a national summary of the latest legal reforms and professional guidance relation to child protection and the prevention of incidents.
The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
Karen Manners QPM, Member, Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
Questions and discussion
Refreshments and networking break
Working together to keep children safe
Ann Marie Christian, Safeguarding and Child Protection Expert
Keeping vulnerable children safe in school
New arrangements for September 2018 and how this has particular reference to vulnerable children in school.
Lunch and networking break
The differential impacts of online grooming and sexual abuse on child victims
Tink Palmer, Chief Executive, Marie Collins Foundation
Sports safeguarding: current themes and challenges
Nick Slinn, National Development Officer, CPSU, NSPCC
A summary of the current state of play across the sports sector. An update on responses to safeguarding cases, government guidance and other safeguarding developments, with a particular emphasis on the challenges of working in partnership with non-sport organisations and agencies.
Understanding the challenge presented by child trafficking and child sexual exploitation
Dr Donna Peach, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Salford
Unhealthy relationships and digital technology
Stuart Trayler and Shaun Willshire, CEO and Programme Manager, Growing Against Violence
Closing remarks from the chair and conference close
*Programme subject to change without notice
No dates are available.
Who should attend?
AcademicsAllied Health ProfessionalsCare CoordinatorsChild Protection OfficersCommunity Safety TeamsCounsellorsCrown Prosecution Service OfficersDeputy and Assistant Head TeachersDirectors / Heads of Children’s Social ServicesDirectors / Heads of HousingDirectors / Heads of Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH)Directors / Heads of NursingDirectors / Heads of Public HealthDirectors / Heads of Residential Children’s HomesDisability AdvisorsEarly Intervention TeamsGovernors and trusteesHead Teachers and PrincipalsHousing AssociationsSafeguarding leadsSafeguarding officersSenior police officersSocial WorkersTeachersYouth Workers
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