The term "Safeguarding Children" is defined 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".
In recognising the paramount importance of safeguarding children and young people, Open Forum Events have hosted two sell out events in Manchester during 2022. It is with excitement we announce that the Safeguarding Children 2023 conference is moving to London
Every day, throughout the UK, the safeguarding system protects many children who are at risk of experiencing harm, abuse or exploitation. However, the recently published report from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has concluded that the tragic deaths of Arthur Labinjo Hughes and Star Hobson are “not isolated incidents” and the way child protection is approached needs to “change fundamentally”.
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 safeguarding and is designed to bring together all stakeholders for a day of information sharing, discussion and networking to ensure children are kept safe from abuse and neglect.
To guarantee your place at this well attended CPD accredited event, book today.
The national child safeguarding practice review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, 6, and Star Hobson, 16-months, has recommended that experts in police, health and social work should form dedicated multi-agency teams to investigate allegations of serious harm to children.
NHS England is dedicated in ensuring that the principles and duties of safeguarding children and young people at risk are holistically, consistently and conscientiously applied every time person accesses NHS services, making every contact count.
Trauma-informed practice is a strengths-based approach, which seeks to understand and respond to the impact of trauma on people’s lives. This presentation will highlight key aspects of NAPAC’s experience working with thousands of adult survivors of childhood abuse over the years, and how individuals can be supported and empowered.
Allocated planned time for speakers to receive questions from the audience and induce further discussion.
Successful cross-agency work to support children and young people is something we all aspire to, and yet can be very challenging to achieve in practice. How can any single professional understand the working practices, priorities and approach of each of the other agencies involved in supporting a young person?
Children and young people with SEND are at increased risk of abuse and neglect, and sometimes indicators of abuse are harder to identify. The higher risks of harm among children with SEND are complex and often not well understood, and responses often do not meet specific needs.
Drawing upon a systematic review of UK evidence, this presentation will explore three key questions:
1. Why are children with SEND at greater risk of harm?
2. What responses and interventions may better support children with SEND?
3. What are the outcomes for children with SEND who have experienced abuse and associated trauma?
Key learning for improved policy and practice will be shared.
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) is a rare form of child abuse. It happens when a parent or carer exaggerates or deliberately causes symptoms of illness in the child.
A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.
How Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership have been able to improve outcomes for those at risk through a data-led approach for statutory and non-statutory evaluation of training; whilst managing processes better, unlocking data, and preparing for future challenges.
The case study will share findings in relation to gaming and gambling harms in CYP, identifying the potential impact prevention through education can make. It will dive into research collated from children and young people looking at both qualitative and quantitative data.
The ‘Who’s in Charge’ campaign was awarded the HSJ Patient Safety Safeguarding Award in 2021. This presentation shares how campaigns based on themes from child death reviews use social media and visual tools for targeted preventative public safeguarding messages whilst supporting effective practitioner conversations around parental behaviour and alcohol in the home.
Seasons for Growth is an early intervention grief education programme aimed at helping children, young people and adults through grief, brought about through loss or significant change in their lives.
When assessing parenting capacity in the context of adult-oriented issues - such as substance misuse, domestic abuse, and poor mental health – the voice of the child can become lost. This session will explore the importance of keeping the voice of the child centre stage and how an assessment of the parent-child relationship can support these efforts.
If you are awaiting funding you can request us to hold your place today to ensure you do not miss out.
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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