Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background.
The theme of the conference is growing up online and it will explore potential risks and issues children may face online and ways in which professionals can help protect them.
Neglectful parenting is connected to a high proportion of children who are ton child protection registers, and there is an even larger overall number who suffer neglect, many of whom don’t figure in the statistics. We will be considering the complexity surrounding neglect – e.g. its nature and causes; the interaction between social and economic disadvantage and parental circumstances and characteristics. The training will consider the role that all practitioners in contact with children have in recognising neglect and the risk of drift in responding to the care needs of children. Participants will explore the damaging effects of neglect on children’s immediate and longer-term health and development, the importance of thorough assessment and planning, and effective intervention.
Whether you are a school manager, senior leader, governor or practitioner (teachers and parents) interested in providing hands-on learning environments to enhance teaching and learning, raise attainment, improve attendance and attention, and/or support pupils to access and succeed in a land-based future (scientist, vet, combine harvest driver, and hundreds of other low and high skill jobs), then this conference is for you. Sessions will be both practical, topical, and an opportunity for you to learn and contribute at the same time.
The conference will assess the work of the Improving Outcomes for Children Ministerial Advisory Group - which was established to reduce the number of children taken into care with a focus on early intervention and improve outcomes for children already in care and care leavers. Delegates will consider Phase 2 of the Group’s workplan, which looks at professional practice, assessing services on the edge of care and aims to build stable places for those in care.
This short course will focus on supporting practitioners to recognise when children may be trying to tell them about what is happening in their lives. Using a rights based approach we will focus on how to keep the child at the centre of any concerns and to ensure that their voices are heard and acted upon. The course will present research messages about some of the difficulties children have when making disclosures of abuse and neglect to adults around them. Through the use of interactive exercises practitioners will explore children’s disclosure a process rather than an event. Delegates will consider the importance of ‘tuning in’ to children’s unspoken communication, paying careful attention to speech or behaviour that is worrying.
Contemporary research on brain development makes it clear that the first four years of life, from conception to the end of year three is the most critical period for brain development. This combined with attachment theory provides us with an understanding of how children’s brain development is affected by relationships and experience.
Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. This year the Playday 2019 theme is Play Builds Children. The Playday 2019 theme aims to highlight the many ways in which play is beneficial to children and young people.
Join us this August to review government policy around Childhood Obesity and explore how your region can better support child health through the new partnership system. We will discuss best practice and recent guidance with leading experts in the field in order to achieve greater outcomes for children.
This symposium will offer universities, local authorities, sexual health service providers, GP practices, public health bodies, student groups and more an invaluable opportunity to co-develop methods of improving student sexual health and well being.
Half Day Course This workshop is aimed at supporting a better understanding of current Welsh Government Policy and Programmes The session will support people from a wide range of organisations to understand the distinctive Welsh legislative and policy framework for children and families that has developed as a result of increasing devolution from Westminster
The agenda includes presentations designed to help higher education institutions improve outcomes and ensure that all student and staff deliver the quality of care required to improve mental health services.