Events

This section provides details of events organised both by Public Health Network Cymru and by other organisations. If you would like to advertise your event on this website please e-mail: publichealth.network@wales.nhs.uk

Registration for all Public Health Network Cymru events is through Eventbrite. If you experience any issues registering in this way please contact us.

 

Past Events
24 May

Safeguarding Children 2018

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Children today face numerous safety risks. In recent years, the issue of safeguarding children has received more and more media attention with multiple high-profile cases shedding a greater light on protecting society's children. This has contributed to a large increase in demand on already-strained resources. Threats to children's safety include social care, domestic abuse, social and mainstream media, radicalisation, funding cuts for children's services, trafficking and concerns for migrant and refugee children. The answers to many of these issues emphasise the importance of early intervention. Solutions need the kind of complex thinking required to tackle often very complex problems to ensure better protection of children. Open Forum Events invites you to our Safeguarding Children: Finding Solutions for Better Protection conference to analyse and discuss these pressing issues.

24 May

For the Waterloo Foundation Annual Conference, Professor Amanda Kirby from the University of South Wales will be holding a Public Lecture; discussing the importance of movement in every day living and learning and highlighting the latest understanding about the short and long-term impact of Developmental Co-ordination Disorder in children and adults. Registration and wine reception at 5:00pm Public Lecture at 6:00pm

05 Jun

This one day WISE KIDS training workshop will explore these developments and provide practical knowledge and strategies that will help practitioners help children and young people to use digital and online technologies safely, mindfully, creatively and positively in ways that promote their well-being and resilience. It will specifically address the themes of ‘digital resilience’ (resilience related to interactions in digitally mediated environments) – and the need to support young people to not merely keep safe, but to be ‘inspired, active, kind digital citizens’, able to think and act with their heads and heart, able to create positive content and develop a positive footprint, offer support to others who are struggling, and lead a balanced life.

11 - 12 Jun

Two Day Course All children have the right to live lives free from abuse and neglect but recent events highlight, yet again, how difficult it can be for so many adults to recognise, and act on concerns about the safety or welfare of a child. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that all organisations concerned with children should work towards what’s best for each child. The Designated Person for Child Protection has a vital role within organisations helping to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place and that necessary action is taken when concerns about a child are raised.

14 Jun

This one day WISE KIDS training workshop will explore these developments and provide practical knowledge and strategies that will help practitioners help children and young people to use digital and online technologies safely, mindfully, creatively and positively in ways that promote their well-being and resilience. It will specifically address the themes of ‘digital resilience’ (resilience related to interactions in digitally mediated environments) – and the need to support young people to not merely keep safe, but to be ‘inspired, active, kind digital citizens’, able to think and act with their heads and heart, able to create positive content and develop a positive footprint, offer support to others who are struggling, and lead a balanced life.

19 Jun

This symposium will provide local authorities, healthcare practitioners and other key stakeholders with a timely opportunity to identify priorities and challenges in successfully delivering integrated universal public health services for children aged 0-5. Attendees will also share best practice in providing early help and upstream support to families with complex and multiple needs.

19 Jun

This course gives anyone who works with children, young people and families the opportunity to know their statutory responsibilities in dealing with exploited children, how to identify children and young people who are at risk of CSE and spot the signs, definitions and models of CSE and professional responses within the Welsh context.

19 Jun

Population Health Conference 2018

Future Inn Hotel, Cardiff

A one day conference to provide network opportunities for researchers, policy makers, healthcare professionals, public health specialists, health and care service providers working to translate research evidence into policy and service applications for improving population health.

20 - 21 Jun

At this year's 2-day conference you'll hear the latest insights and expertise from sector leaders on how professionals can keep children safe in the modern era.

22 Jun

Poverty Awareness

Colwyn Bay

Course Aim: To increase participants knowledge and understanding of the relationship between poverty and inequality and how poverty impacts on children’s lives. To enable participants to recognise ways in which their services can impact on children and families who experience poverty.

03 Jul

This one day event will explore how to promote good mental well-being and resilience by supporting children and young people and their families to adopt and maintain behaviours that support good mental health.

04 - 05 Jul

Two Day Course All children have the right to live lives free from abuse and neglect but recent events highlight, yet again, how difficult it can be for so many adults to recognise, and act on concerns about the safety or welfare of a child. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that all organisations concerned with children should work towards what’s best for each child. The Designated Person for Child Protection has a vital role within organisations helping to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place and that necessary action is taken when concerns about a child are raised.

05 Jul

A One Day Course The training will explore substance misuse and young people. The course will outline drugs, alcohol, illegal and legal highs. The training will examine new substances and the behaviours stemming from their use. It will help participants create strategies for dealing with young people’s use and the difficult and dangerous behaviours they can produce. It will explore the relationship between substance misuse and Child Sexual Exploitation and how to safeguard young people. This will be conducted using a rights based approach.

10 Jul

Poverty Awareness

Carmarthen

Course Aim: To increase participants knowledge and understanding of the relationship between poverty and inequality and how poverty impacts on children’s lives To enable participants to recognise ways in which their services can impact on children and families who experience poverty.

10 Jul

This half day course will consider ‘honour’ based violence and other harmful traditional practices that affect children and young people, including female genital mutilation, forced/early marriage, ‘honour ‘ violence and abuse linked to the belief in witchcraft. The course will also touch on lesser known issues such as son preference, bride price, infanticide and traditional health practices that may be seen as harmful within a Western context.

12 Jul

This one-day workshop introduces and reviews participant’s knowledge in the key principles of Attachment Theory in an accessible and experiential way. No prior knowledge of Attachment is necessary for participants to benefit from the day’s training.

29 - 31 Oct

Call for Children’s Delegations This conference will demonstrate why involvement of children in decision-making processes brings positive outcomes, both for the children and young people involved, for communities and for society at large, for example by promoting social inclusion and community engagement. Recommendations for policy makers and practitioners on why and how to strengthen child participation in public decision-making will be one of the key outcomes of this conference. Registration for the conference will commence in April 2018.

09 Nov

This timely seminar focuses on the future for mental health services in Wales. It will provide an opportunity to assess what more might be done to develop young people’s resilience and provide mental health support, and discuss the key issues arising from the inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People and early indications from the Welsh Government pilot initiative on specialised services in schools.