Key Points
  • Identifying and supporting newly vulnerable children at risk due to family pressures during the pandemic
  • Working with local partners to develop approaches that tackle the root causes of abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Sharing learning from remote service delivery and information sharing
  • Providing mental health support and helping children adapt to a new normal
  • Mitigating the risks of CSE and CCE created from increased online exposure and isolation
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Overview
Expert speakers:

  • Shaun Friel, Director, Childline
  • Richard Simpson, Head of Safeguarding and Quality, Barnardo's
  • Will Gardner OBE, CEO, Childnet
  • Rozanne Stevens, Head of Complex Safeguarding, Greater Manchester Rochdale’s Sunrise Complex Safeguarding Team Shortlisted for Children and Young People Now Safeguarding Award 2020
  • Lucy Dacey, National Programme Manager, The Children’s Society’s Disrupting Exploitation Programme Shortlisted for Children and Young People Now Safeguarding Award 2020
  • Sandra Keaveney, CEO, North Allerdale Foundation Trust Shortlisted for Children and Young People Now Early Intervention Award 2020
  • Suus-anna Harskamp, Resilience Training Lead (Primary Phase), HeadStart Newham
  • Kate Hemmens, Services Manager Harrogate & Craven, Inspire North, Winner of the Children and Young People Now Safeguarding Award 2020
  • Nicole Walsh, Young Women’s Services Manager, Women and Girls Network
  • John Stainton, Team Leader, CASHER Services, Blackpool Victoria Hospital Shortlisted for Children and Young People Now Safeguarding Award 2020
  • Stacey Bonney, Team Leader, CASHER Services, Blackpool Victoria Hospital
  • Elaine Walker,Integrated Emotional Health & Wellbeing Manger, CASHER Services, Blackpool Victoria Hospital
  • Janine Roderick, Head of Practice, Safe Lives
  • Paul Bailey, Partnership Development Manager, Surrey County Council


Join Westminster Insight’s Safeguarding Children Digital Conference to review best practice and innovative approaches to protecting children from harm. Shaun Friel, Director of Childline, NSPCC, will share insights from the Childline service after delivering more than 50,000 sessions to children and young people during lockdown. We will explore key issues at the centre of the pathway to recovery, prioritising children’s voices, helping them overcome adverse experiences associated with long periods of isolation and service disruptions.

You will learn how to identify signs of trauma and abuse and hear best practice from award winning CASHER Services in Blackpool Victoria, on delivering mental health support and helping children build emotional resilience. Rozanne Stevens, Head of Complex Safeguarding, Greater Manchester will share her experience overseeing the region’s authorities and implementing ACT- Achieving Change Together, a strength-based approach to improve children’s outcomes.

Join us to gain insights on effective approaches to tackle the root causes of CCE from The Children’s Society Disrupting Exploitation Programme and going beyond CSE by Rochdale’s Sunrise Complex Safeguarding Team. Will Gardner, CEO, Childnet will review new threats in the digital environment and resources to mitigate increasing risks of online exploitation.

Attend this conference to learn how to optimise resources, harness lessons from multi-agency remote collaboration and service innovations to mitigate the knock-on effects of the pandemic.


Agenda
Start

08:45 - 09:00
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Shaun Friel Director, Childline

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09:00 - 09:30
Keynote Address: Safeguarding Children from New and Heightened Risks

 
  • Putting the needs of children and families at the centre of the responses
  • Understanding diverse experiences and new risks emerging as a result of lockdown and service disruptions 
  • Sharing responsibilities and working with communities to protect children 
  • Recalibrating services and resources to adapt to a new normal
9:20-9:30 Questions and Discussion 

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Richard Simpson Head of Safeguarding and Quality

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09:30 - 10:00
Putting Early Intervention at the Heart of the Safeguarding Strategy to Mitigate the Long-Term Consequences of Covid-19

 
  • Signposting and supporting children and families below the threshold of statutory child services
  • Reviewing available support and parenting resources to avoid unnecessary interventions from specialist services
  • Overcoming the negative impact of school closures on early years provision and vulnerable children
  • Harnessing and maintaining best practice from virtual support for early help referrals
9:40-9:50 Questions and Discussion 

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Sandra Keaveney CEO, North Allerdale Foundation Trust

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10:00 - 10:40
Addressing Mental Health Needs and Supporting Vulnerable Children to Build Emotional Resilience

 
  • Supporting families and identifying emerging vulnerabilities from varying experiences during lockdown
  • Maximising existing support networks through mapping and signposting
  • Providing mental health support in different community settings and helping children adapt to a new normal
  • Creating safe spaces where children can disclose experiences of abuse and neglect
  • Case study: Lessons from CASHER Team, learning from out of hours support services 
10:30-10:40 Questions and Discussion 

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John Stainton Team Leader, CASHER Services, Blackpool Victoria Hospital

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Suus-anna Harskamp Resilience Training Lead (Primary Phase), HeadStart Newham

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10:40 - 11:10
Safeguarding Newly Vulnerable Children Who Have Experienced Abuse or Neglect During the Pandemic

 
  • Helping frontline staff recognise signs of trauma, abuse and self-harm and providing adequate support and follow up
  • Understanding increased family tensions and pressures deriving from isolation
  • Identifying different causes of neglect and mitigating their impact
11:00-11:10 Questions and Discussion 

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Nicole Walsh Young Women’s Services Manager, Women and Girls Network

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11:10 - 11:35
Protecting Children from Online Abuse- New Risks from Increased Online Exposure

 
  • Understanding and responding to new modes of exploitation online
  • Tackling online sexual harassment and bullying and promoting safe practice
  • Mobilising the voice of young people in online safety.
11:30-11:35 Questions and Discussion 

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Will Gardner CEO, Safer Internet Centre and Childnet International

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11:35 - 11:45
Interval

 

11:45 - 12:30
Panel Session: Best Practice in Collaborative Working to Respond to Emerging Needs

 
  • Lessons from remote service delivery and intelligence sharing to break down silos and optimise resources
  • Working with local partners and commissioning services to monitor and cover new needs generated by isolations and service disruptions
  • Reviewing the need of a public health approach to support victims of domestic abuse
  • Co designing services to create cost effective strategies
  • Case Study: Achieving Change Together – (ACT) Implementing a strength-based approach in responding to exploitation across Greater Manchester
12:20-12:30 Questions and Discussion 

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Paul Bailey Partnership Development Manager, Surrey County Council

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Kate Hemmens Inspire North

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Rozanne Stevens Head of Complex Safeguarding, Greater Manchester

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Janine Roderick Head of Practice, Safe Lives

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12:30 - 12:55
Protecting Vulnerable Children from Increased Risks of Criminal Exploitation and County Lines Involvement

 
  • Reviewing new risks of CCE deriving from lockdown and tackling the root causes of exploitation
  • Working with partners to assess local needs
  • Supporting parents and carers whose children are being exploited or thought to be at risk of criminal exploitation
  • Case study: Lessons from Rochdale’s Sunrise Complex Safeguarding Team – a multi-agency response to safeguarding children from exploitation, and tackling organised crime
12:50-12:55 Questions and Discussion 

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Lucy Dacey National Programme Manager, The Children’s Society

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Rozanne Stevens Head of Complex Safeguarding, Greater Manchester

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Shaun Friel Director, Childline

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End

Speakers

Paul Bailey Partnership Development Manager, Surrey County Council

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Lucy Dacey National Programme Manager, The Children’s Society

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Shaun Friel Director, Childline

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Will Gardner CEO, Safer Internet Centre and Childnet International

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Suus-anna Harskamp Resilience Training Lead (Primary Phase), HeadStart Newham

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Kate Hemmens Inspire North

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Sandra Keaveney CEO, North Allerdale Foundation Trust

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Janine Roderick Head of Practice, Safe Lives

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Richard Simpson Head of Safeguarding and Quality

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John Stainton Team Leader, CASHER Services, Blackpool Victoria Hospital

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Rozanne Stevens Head of Complex Safeguarding, Greater Manchester

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Nicole Walsh Young Women’s Services Manager, Women and Girls Network

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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