Safeguarding Looked After Children
Thursday 8th December 2022 - Virtual
This half-day intercollegiate level 3 and 5 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 staff working with this group of children and their carers must have the right knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.....access to highly skilled and knowledgeable health practitioners results in improved outcomes, enabling young people to achieve their full potential"
- Looked after Children: roles and competencies of healthcare staff: December 2020
"......to fulfil these responsibilities, it is the duty of healthcare organisations to ensure that all health staff have access to appropriate safeguarding/ child protection training, learning opportunities.... "
-Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff Fourth edition: January 2019
The conference will focus on:
• Caring for Better Health, a Toolkit for Commissioners
• 45 Ways to help professionals working with care leavers.
• Voice of the child – raising the volume of the voices of children and young people in care
• 10,000 Voices: The views of care experienced children and young people on their well-being.
• Improving child protection in the wake of the Arthur and Star cases
Who Should Attend:
This conference is aimed at doctors and other health and social care professionals who work in Safeguarding or with Looked after Children and young people.
It will be of particular interest to designated nurses, designated doctors, named nurses, named doctors & agency medical advisers and specialist advisers for Looked after Children and Safeguarding as well as paediatricians, child psychologists, child psychiatrists, children’s nurses, health visitors, school nurses, GPs, allied health professionals, sexual health staff and midwives.
Chair and Speakers include:
Dr Lin Ray-Graham, Designated Nurse for Looked after Children
David Graham, National Director, The Care Leavers' Association
Dr Jim Goddard, The Care Leavers' Association chair of trustees, health project work
Speaker to be confirmed
Linda Briheim-Crookall, Head of Policy and Practice Development, Coram Voice
Mithran Samuel, Editor, Community Care
The cost of attendance:
£100 if paying online
£115 if paying by invoice to your employer (PO number required).
All prices are inclusive of your conference slides
If you wish to receive the information discussed at the conference, but cannot attend on the day we can supply the speaker's notes
“Speakers were excellent.”