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Safeguarding Looked-after Children Responsiveness and Well Being

Wednesday 13 September 2017
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 competences 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:

  • Medico-Legal aspects of adoption, fostering and looked after children

  • Triennial Analysis of Serious Case Reviews on looked after children: Messages for clinicians

  • The Children and Work Act, 2017: Implications for clinicians

  • The health and wellbeing of Youth Offenders: Services for looked after children

  • Nursing looked after Children in a SW context 

  • Screening looked after children for mental problems: are we getting it right?

  • The Mental health of Looked after Children: Putting up to date research into practice Children

  • Impact of health and lifestyle issues of primary carers on Children and Young people

  • The rights of Looked after Children: Care and pathway Planning, Dispute resolution and Education - How it should work. (includes case scenarios)


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

  • Peter Sidebotham, Associate Professor of Child Health, Warwick Medical School,

  • Kevin Lowe, Research and Development CoramBAAF

  • Dan Rosenberg, Solicitor and partner at Simpson Millar LLP (public law department)

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

Who should attend?

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.


“Speakers were excellent.”

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