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Safeguarding Looked After Children

Wed Sep 25, 2019

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Prospect House 241 Borough High Street

London SE1 1GA


This one-day level 3, 4 and 5 (Looked after Children knowledge and Skills competences of healthcare staff – Intercollegiate competences March 2015) conference is directed at all professionals whose work brings them into contact with looked after children. It aims to help update and refresh the knowledge, skills and competences of health care staff and professionals.

Healthcare professionals have an important role to play in enabling looked after children to overcome disadvantages and to reach their full potential.-Looked after Children: Knowledge, skills and competences of healthcare staff: March 2015.

There were 75,420 Looked after Children as at 31 March 2018 and the number of looked after children has continued to rise. This one-day conference is aimed at all professionals whose work brings them into contact with looked after children.


Covers competency in level 3 and 4 Looked after children: Knowledge, skills, and competency of health care staff; INTERCOLLEGIATE ROLE FRAMEWORK: March 2015.


Topics Covered: 


  • Looked After Children - What's Going on and What's next? 

  • The National outlook and policy for Looked after Children and Care Leavers. 

  • The Mental Health of Young People: Impact of Transition and Implications for Transition Planning 

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health 

  • Neurobiology of Neglect and long term implication

  • Working with Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People and managing Transitions 

  • Impact and Implications of Self- Harm: Managing the Risks 

  • Participation, Looked after Children Reviews and Transition: with learning point for healthcare workers 

  • Children and Young Peoples’ experience of Health Services 

  • The Health and Wellbeing of Care Leavers 

  • Promoting wellbeing of young people from Care to Adulthood : Implications for Clinicians 

  • Services for Children with Learning, Developmental, Motor and Behavioural Challenges


Chair & Speakers Include:

  • Dr Matt Woolgar, Clinical Psychologist, National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

  • Mr Clive Philip Diaz, School of Social Science

  • Joy Wright, Emerge - Royal Surrey County Hospital,

  • Ms Lin Ray- Graham, Nurse Consultant Looked After Children & Care Leavers

  • Dr Vicki Walker, Consultant Paediatrician,NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG


Who Should Attend:

This conference is aimed at doctors, nurses and other health and social care professionals who work with Looked after Children and young people. It will be of particular interest to designated nurses, designated doctors & agency medical advisers and specialist advisers for Looked after children as well as paediatricians, child psychologists, child psychiatrists, children’s nurses, health visitors, school nurses, GPs, allied health professionals, sexual health staff and midwives.

Cost of attendance is:

£180 + £36 VAT (if paying online or by cheque).

£207 + £41.40 VAT (if paying by invoice to your employer).

To arrange to pay by Cheque please email


“Speakers were excellent.”

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