Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background.
A key theme of this conference is how to ensure the needs of care experienced parents and other marginalised parents are met. Also, how to support teenagers through parenthood and issues for parents of teenagers.
The Public Health: The Unusual Suspects conference will bring together an agenda of expert speakers, who will provide delegates with insight and information on each of the topic areas featured. There will be ample opportunity throughout the day to discuss and debate the issues, engage with speakers and share knowledge and best practice with fellow professionals.
In response to the growing challenges of Violence Against Women and Girls, the Government published a national strategy entitled Ending Violence against Women and Girls: Strategy 2016 – 2020, to challenge traditional harmful practices and increase reporting by 2020. Despite the significant policy progress that has been made, critiques have been made regarding their impact. Recent statistics show that while an increasing number of reports end in convictions, the volume of reports to the police has stayed stagnant (CPS 2017). In view of these persistent challenges, this symposium will offer local authorities, police officers, women’s rights organisation and other key stakeholders with a timely and invaluable opportunity to share knowledge and best practice to collectively strengthen our response to VAWG.
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.
With the majority of children’s services budget spent on Looked After Children, this symposium offers an invaluable opportunity for looked-after social workers, education and children’s services teams, local authorities and key other stakeholders to discuss how best to improve the lives and outcomes of children in care.
This timely symposium will offer an invaluable opportunity for local authorities, schools, teachers, faith groups, student bodies and sexual health professionals to engage with government reforms and co-develop comprehensive age appropriate provision that empowers and safeguards young people. It will also enable all delegates to share, and learn from, a range of best practice models.
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.
The Looked After Children: Improving Life Chances conference will offer delegates the opportunity to be fully briefed on the current situation within the care system and gain an update on the latest developments in terms of policy and funding. The conference will explore all the issues and discuss the way forward to ensure that the life chances of a child or young person in care are not diminished because of the circumstances in which they find themselves.
Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated on the 5th February with the theme: Together for a better internet. A campaign toolkit is created each year to help organizations to get involved in Safer Internet Day by spreading the word and raising awareness.
Topics covered will include: NAO review of mental health services for children and young people; Early intervention; Social media; Better integration of services; Transitioning to adult services.
An opportunity to learn the latest research findings and best practice in intergenerational programmes.