Open Forum Events invite you to join us at the Safeguarding Children conference taking place on the 7th October 2021 in Manchester. This conference will highlight new developments and address some of the challenges to ensure our children are kept safe from harm and their welfare protected.
The agenda will feature expert speakers in child welfare and protection and is designed to bring together all stakeholders for a day of information sharing, discussion and networking to ensure children receive the best possible outcomes and maximise achievements.
The UK Government has defined the term ‘safeguarding children’ as: ‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.
Each organisation or agency, involved with, or working with children, have a statutory duty to have safeguarding policies and procedures in place. However, ensuring the welfare, rights and safety of children and young people is everybody’s responsibility.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: Protecting children from maltreatment; ... Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of educational institutions, including state schools and some independent schools. It also inspects childcare, adoption and fostering agencies and initial teacher training, and regulates a range of early years and children’s social care services
This topic covers bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else.
The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults
Poverty has negative impacts on children's health, social, emotional and cognitive development, behaviour and educational outcomes. ... Poverty puts an additional strain on families, which can lead to parental mental health and relationship problems, financial problems and substance misuse.
Modern slavery is when someone has gained control over, or ownership of, another person and is using this power to exploit them. It involved the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of men, women or children using force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means in order to exploit them
Children in children’s homes placed out of borough; the risks of going missing, and the criminal and sexual exploitation of looked after children.
The online world can be a dangerous place for children. Excessive use of technology could result in social alienation and isolation as they spend less time interacting with one another - particularly post-lockdowns.
Dr Sangeet Bhullar is the founder of WISE KIDS, a non-profit company which empower young people, families, communities and professionals to develop their digital literacy and expertise, sense of agency and wellbeing so that they can thrive in a connected world. She believes that online access, digital citizenship education a (which promotes agency and empowered online participation) and wellbeing are vital if society is truly to harness the benefits of a connected and kinder world. Sangeet has developed and delivering training programmes, led research projects, written guidance, advised schools, youth organisations and other stakeholders in the UK, Singapore and Malaysia. She is a member the Welsh Government Digital Inclusion Management Board and a Board member of Wikimedia UK. She can be found on Twitter as @sangeet
The aim of the SEND strategy is to improve the educational, health and emotional wellbeing outcomes for all of Kent's children and young people with special educational needs and those who are disabled.
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14-19 Partnership Teams
Academics and Researchers
Director/Heads Adoption and Fostering Agencies
Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinators
Asylum and Immigration Officers
Care Leavers Champions
Central Government Departments and Agencies
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practitioners
Child and Educational Psychologists
Child Protection and Safeguarding Teams
Child Protection Officers
Children’s Health Service Professionals
Children’s Services Officers
Heads of Children’s Trusts and Children’s Centres
Community and Voluntary Organisations
Community Development Managers
Director/Heads Connexions and Jobcentre Plus
Director/Heads Corporate Parenting Boards
Designated Nurses and Health Advisors for Children in Care
Director/Heads Local Education Authorities
Director/Heads Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards
Director/Heads Local, Regional and National Health Services
Director/Heads Looked After/Children in Care Teams
Director/Heads NEET Strategy Teams
Director/Heads Permanency Teams
Director/Heads Regional Adoption Agencies
Director/Heads Welfare Rights Organisations
Directors/Heads of Children and Young People’s Services
Domestic Violence Co-ordinators
Director/Heads Drug and Alcohol Action Teams
Early Years and Childcare Practitioners
Education and Welfare Officers
Director/Heads Employment and Training Services
Families Services Officers
Family Intervention Project Workers
Family Pathfinder Workers
Family Placement Teams
Family Support and Outreach Team Leads
Heads of Children’s Strategy
Members of Health and Wellbeing Boards
Director/Heads Homelessness Teams
Director/Heads Housing Service Providers
Local Authority Officers and Councillors
Looked-After Children Team Managers
Members of Police and Fire Service
Mental Health Practitioners
Post Adoption Support Services Leads
Residential Children’s Home Managers
School Nurses and Health Visitors
Schools, Colleges and Further Education Providers
Social Workers and Social Services Officers
Director/Heads Supported Housing Teams
Teachers and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators
Teenage Pregnancy Co-ordinators
Third Sector Representatives
Youth Inclusion Teams
Youth Workers and Youth Offending Teams