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Safeguarding Looked after Children What does the Future Hold.

Wednesday 28 November 2018
The Grosvenor, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0SJ

This one-day level 3, 4 and 5 (Looked after Children knowledge and Skills competencies 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 competencies 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 competencies of healthcare staff: March 2015 

There were 70,440 Looked after Children as at 31 March 2016 and the number of looked after children have 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:

  • What's new for Adoption, Fostering and Looked after Children services ​

  • The Mental Health of Looked after Children: Putting research into practice and next steps for managing complexity 

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health 

  • Neurobiology of Neglect and long term implications 

  • The future Role of Medical Advisers for Adoption 

  • Mitigating the effects of Abuse and Neglect: Messages from long term adoption outcome studies. 

  • Children and Young Peoples’ experience in Health Services 

  • The Health and Wellbeing of Care Leavers: Implications for Clinicians 

  • Nursing Looked after Children in a Social Work Context 

  • The Fostering Stocktake: The Learning 

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

The Speakers Include:

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

Dr Lynn Snow, Designated Doctor for Looked After Children, Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

Professor Harriet Ward CBE, Research Professor

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

Miss Akira Williams, Chair of Children in Care Council, London

Ellie Johnson, Health Group development Officer, CoramBAAF

This conference is aimed at doctors and other health and social care professionals who work with children and young people.

It will be of particular interest to designated nurses, designated doctors & specialist advisers for Looked after children as well as paediatricians, child psychologists, child psychiatrists, children’s nurses, health visitors, school nurses, allied health professionals, sexual health staff, GPs and midwives.

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“Speakers were excellent.”

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