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.
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.
Ellie Fairgreave is Head of Delivery for The Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme, which is a Department for Education funded consortium programme led by Research in Practice with The Children’s Society and the University of Bedfordshire. Since 2019, the programme has been supporting local areas across England to improve strategic responses to child exploitation and extra-familial harm. The programme takes an evidence-informed approach, drawing on research, practice wisdom and expertise by experience to offer high support and high challenge to support local partnership tackle child exploitation and extra-familial harm.
This presentation will focus on the importance of working in partnership models to tackle child exploitation, covering:
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
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.
Kenny Gibson is the Head of Safeguarding for NHS England and NHS Improvement, overseeing several portfolios including Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation and Looked After Children. Kenny has held various operational, management and strategic posts in both community and public health but always with nursing at the heart of these roles.
Kenny represents all clinicians and carers who resolutely and professionally deal with such matters as:
Kenny will be delivering his presentation virtually.
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
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
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