Child Protection
17 Feb 2011
9th Annual National Forum. Held in Westminster, Central London

This conference brought together representatives from local and central government, Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards, police, health, education and child protection organisations to discuss latest police and guidance, share best practice and encourage effective multi-disciplinary working.

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Programme
10:00
Dr Roger Morgan OBE, Children’s Rights Director for England
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair

10:15
Sir Paul Ennals, Chief Executive, NCB
Developments in Early Intervention - what does it mean for Child Protection?

10:30
Professor Jan Horwath, Professor of Child Welfare and Director of Research, University of Sheffield
Child Neglect: identification and assessment

10:45
Questions and discussion: Session 1
10:55
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:20
Dr Lorraine Radford, Head of Research, NSPCC and Honoury Fellow at the University of Bristol
The maltreatment and victimisation of children and young people in the UK - new findings from NSPCC research

11:40
Hugh Thornbery, Director of Children's Services, Action for Children
The outcome and implications of the government’s children in need census

12:00
Dr Sheila Fish, Senior Research Analyst, SCIE
The SCIE ‘systems’ model for case reviews and SCRs: findings from the North West pilots

12:20
Panel discussion: Are child protection thresholds too high to target sexual abuse?
Hugh Thornbery, Director of Children's Services, Action for Children Sheila Taylor, Chair, The National Working Group (NWG) for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People Dr Lorraine Radford, Head of Research, NSPCC and Honorary Fellow at the University of Bristol

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Jeanette Pugh, Director, Safeguarding Group, Department for Education
Afternoon opening address

14:20
Tim Gilling, Deputy Executive Director, Centre for Public Scrutiny
The effective scrutiny of child protection and safeguarding

14:40
Peter Davies, Chief Executive, CEOP
An introduction from CEOP’s new Chief Executive: child protection online

15:00
Peter Duxbury, Director of Children’s Services, Lincolnshire County Council
Experience from an ‘outstanding’ local authority

15:20
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:45
Seminar 1: The role of housing in safeguarding
Anne Simmonite, National Children’s Service Co-ordinator, Shelter Jane Thompson, Regional Children’s Service Co-ordinator, Shelter

15:50
Seminar 2: Confidentiality and information sharing in child protection
Dr Caroline Ball, Independent Chair, Norfolk LSCB