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The Kids to Adults Wales News

The Kidz to Adultz Wales Newz is specifically for parents, relatives and carers of children and young adults with disabilities, additional needs and the professionals who support them, who live or work in Wales and the surrounding areas.

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Handy Person Building Services

Whether you want a general handy-person to help you with a few small repairs to your home, putting up shelves, fitting curtain rails, carpentry, plastering or painting a bedroom, flat pack furniture assembly, small electrical or plumbing job, we can quickly and efficiently fix most issues.

We have years of experience and tradespeople with a huge variety of skills and experience. We provide a professional home maintenance service.

After you have contacted us, and we have agreed we can provide a service you want, we will allocate an appropriate handy man to do the job as soon as possible.

Our aim is to provide a quality service to our customers and all our trades are vetted and are reviewed only by homeowners for whom they have
completed a job. We are experienced in providing services to London Councils and safeguard our clients by our safer recruitment strategy.

Call us on 0208 243 8576 as well as 07769218239 or visit our website 


Elan & Co

Fabulous and very well located modern basement office space available for letting in London Bridge SE1. The office benefits from being situated in a Prime Southbank spot, in a mews just off the very trendy Bermondsey Street located right next door to the new White Cube Gallery.
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Sure Care Rugby & North Warwickshire

Suite 3 Rugby Business Centre
21-23 Clifton Rd
CV21 3PY

T: 01788 297497
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Our experienced team allows loved ones to maintain their independence in their own home and busy parents to know  that their childcare arrangements are in safe hands.

Our services include personal care and supporthome services, childcare including babysittingcrèche facilities and our own nanny agency, and respite and holiday care.

At SureCare we are flexible enough to consider any care related requirement you may have and which we haven’t already thought about ourselves!

Not sure if we can help? Call us!

Modern office space in Basement in trendy Bermondsey London Bridge SE1 – Available Now

Elan & Co

Fabulous and very well located modern basement office space available for letting in London Bridge SE1. The office benefits from being situated in a Prime Southbank spot, in a mews just off the very trendy Bermondsey Street located right next door to the new White Cube Gallery.

Click Here to view information

Sure Care Rugby & North Warwickshire

F: 01788 297647

Our experienced team allows loved ones to maintain their independence in their own home and busy parents to know  that their childcare arrangements are in safe hands.

Our services include personal care and supporthome services, childcare including babysittingcrèche facilities and our own nanny agency, and respite and holiday care.

At SureCare we are flexible enough to consider any care related requirement you may have and which we haven’t already thought about ourselves!

Not sure if we can help? Call us!

We are currently offering a 20% Discount* off delegate places at our virtual Child and Family CPD masterclasses which focus on developing a trauma informed approach to supporting children’s mental health and welfare.

Held in partnership with Dr Arnon Bentovim and colleagues at Child and Family Training, these interactive training sessions will provide you with practical tips and advice to apply in your everyday practice, to develop your knowledge and improve care and outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

These courses will support you to help children and families by; promoting children and young people’s health and development; building on children, young people and families’ strengths; helping children, young people and families overcome difficulties; using evidence-based approaches.

Forthcoming titles include:

Children’s Safeguarding: Learning from inquiries, serious case reviews and inspections Friday 14th January 2022, Virtual
Therapeutic Interventions to Reduce the Harmful Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences Thursday 27th January 2022, Virtual
Therapeutic work with children and young people suffering child sexual abuse and exploitation Thursday 10th February 2022, Virtual
Positive Parenting – Promoting Children and Young People’s Development and Well-being Thursday 3rd March 2022, Virtual
Reducing the Harmful effects of exposure to Domestic Violence & Abuse on Children and Young People Thursday 7th March 2022, Virtual

A 20% Discount* is available with code hcuk20kt
Virtual attendance allows you to attend safely via video link from your own workplace or home and still be able to network with delegates and ask questions, find out more.

Healthcare Conferences UK

welcome to the Maudsley Learning newsletter

News from the team:

  • SLaM and Maudsley Learning have launched our second Infant Mental Health conference which has been convened with colleagues in our CAMHS and perinatal services. The event will provide a national policy, research and clinical update on working with under fives mental health. Learn more or book your place here.
  • Join our team! We are recruiting for multiple new roles, learn more and apply here.

Featured webinars

Kaleidoscope live – 19th Jan from 17:00-17:45

Register for the upcoming episode where the team will be discussing:

Courting controversy

The call for women-specific medication guidance and psychology’s “physics envy” problem

Register here

Watch all episode recordings here

Featured courses

We have a wide range of existing courses but can also offer bespoke courses to meet your specific mental health training needs.

If you do have specific needs or if you would like to commission any of these courses for your team, please contact

Section 12 & Approved Clinician courses

Book any of our upcoming courses for professionals needing their MHA Section 12(2)* approval/re-approval or their Approved Clinician status.

Section 12 introductory course

Dates: 24 & 25.02.2022, 13 & 14.06.2022, 27 & 28.06.2022 or 07 & 08.11.2022

Book here

Section 12 refresher course

Dates: 08.02.22, 04.07.2022 or 28.11.2022

Book here

Approved clinician introductory course

Dates: 28 & 29.03.2022, 26 & 27.05.2022, 05 & 06.09.2022 or 05 & 06.12.2022

Book here

Approved clinician refresher course

Dates: 21.02.2022, 07.03.2022, 16.05.2022, 18.07.2022, 19.09.2022 or 21.11.2022

Book here

CAMHS Approved Clinician Induction and Refresher

This two-day course is a specialist training for CAMHS clinicians, examining the legal framework for the care and treatment of children and young people with complex mental health needs.

It highlights the relevant key concepts, statutory provisions and safeguards for establishing the legal authority for detention and any proposed interventions.

Date: 28 & 29.04.2022

Time : 09:00 – 17:00

Book here

Liberty protection safeguards 

Run by leading legal and clinical experts in the field of mental health and mental capacity law, the course will outline the legal and procedural changes and provide practical advice and case examples to help general and psychiatric hospital staff navigate the new system. The course will include case studies and interactive sessions and provide you with a set of practical skills and a knowledge base which will have a direct and positive impact on your practice and the patients you care for.

Dates: 03.03.2022, 15.06.2022, 21.09.2022 or 23.11.2022

Time: 9:15 – 16:30

Book here

Return to work multi-professional mental health simulation course

This is a full-day online simulation-based course funded by Health Education England. It is designed to support mental health staff in making the transition back to clinical work after a period out. It is suitable for those in clinical roles either planning their return to clinical work or those that have recently returned. Each course will have up to 12 participants with a mix of mental health professionals from different clinical backgrounds e.g., nursing, medical, AHP, HCA. Please note: this course is not suitable for those in non-clinical roles or those wishing to support others with their return to work journey.

Dates: 23.02.2022 or 14.03.2022

Time: 9:00 – 17:00

Book here


On the latest Maudsley Learning podcast episode, Dr Alex Curmi talks about a New Year’s resolution that works (long term behaviour change). Listen here.

Listen to the latest Between The Lines podcast with Dr Alistair Santhouse, where they discuss the book: Man’s search for meaning by Viktor Frankl. Listen here.

Supporting Victims of Image Based Sexual Abuse: Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Digital Forms of Domestic Abuse

Date of Event: Thursday, May 13th 2021

Time of Event: 9:30 AM — 1:00 PM

Place of Event: Webinar

Key Speakers

Maria Miller MP, Chairwoman of the Women & Equalities Select Committee
Ronnie Meechan-Rogers, Associate Dean Director of Programmes, School of Nursing, BPP University
Sophie Francis-Cansfield, Senior Campaigns and Policy Officer at Women’s Aid
Elena Michael, Co-Founder of #NotYourPorn
Akhila Kolisetty, Co-Director at End Cyber Abuse


Over the last year, there has been a surge in incidents of image based sexual abuse. In 2020, the Revenge Porn Helpline saw an 87% increase in the number of adults seeking support for intimate image abuse, with 3,136 cases opened, the highest number the helpline has ever experienced. Over half of those people were signposted to mental health services, with 45 disclosing feeling suicidal as a result of intimate image abuse. Image based sexual abuse has a strong connection with domestic abuse with domestic violence charity, Refuge, finding that one in seven young women have received threats that intimate photos will be shared without their consent. Evidence also suggests that those who have been victim of image based sexual abuse are more likely to suffer from other forms of domestic abuse.

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 made it an offence to share sexual private and explicit images or video of an individual with the intention of causing them distress. Since then, 900 abusers have been convicted, including 190 who received a custodial sentence. The Domestic Abuse Bill, which at the time of writing was progressing through Parliament, has widened the law to also include “threats” to disclose intimate images with similar intention. Alongside changes in the law, the Government also launched the Revenge Porn Helpline to support and guide those who have been victim to intimate image abuse. The helpline has collaborated with Facebook and Instagram to pilot projects to tackle revenge porn on their platforms.

However, despite rising incidents, last year saw a drop in the number of charges brought against offenders. Furthermore, more than a third of victims decided not to proceed with the case. One reason for this contradiction could be that revenge porn is classified as a communications offence, and not a sexual one, meaning that victims are not granted anonymity.

For many, the risk of being publicly named discourages them from pushing for a prosecution, but many victims have also claimed that they have faced a lack of adequate support. Research suggests that police officers themselves haven’t received support on dealing with this crime. Research by the University of Suffolk found that 95% of police officers who took part in a survey in 2017 had not had any training on revenge porn legislation. Technology companies have also been described as not doing enough on this issue. Last year, draft legislation was published with a view to changing the law to establish a duty of care on companies to improve online safety, overseen by an independent regulator, however this has not passed to date.

This symposium subsequently provides an invaluable opportunity for key stakeholders to review existing legislation and discuss further ways to tackle and deter image based sexual abuse. Delegates will also explore how to raise awareness of this form of domestic abuse as a criminal offence and how to best safeguard and support victims.


  • Understand and tackle links between image based sexual abuse and other forms of domestic abuse
  • Address anonymity-related issues and ensure victims are able to identify and report crimes easily
  • Analyse the Domestic Abuse Bill and understand what further legislative changes are needed to support victims of image based sexual abuse
  • Examine measures to strengthen the response of law enforcement agencies and raise awareness of revenge porn within the police
  • Understand how to support victims of revenge porn, provide legal advice, and streamline access to counselling services
  • Scrutinise the role for social media companies and internet service providers in developing robust measures to accelerate the removal revenge porn
  • Investigate the responsibility of media groups in sensitively reporting on revenge porn cases
  • Discuss ways schools can engage with young people to promote respect, strengthen understanding of consent, and outline the risks associated with  sharing intimate material
  • Discuss parental awareness of online risks, equipping guardians with the knowledge, skills and confidence to exercise control and protect children online
  • Share examples of effective partnership working between local authorities, police, schools and community groups in developing innovative safeguarding solutions

Who Should Attend?

  • Central Government Departments and Agencies
  • Police Services
  • Women’s Aid Groups
  • Educators and Teachers
  • National helplines and online support services
  • Stalking and Harassment Specialists
  • Domestic Violence Co-ordinators
  • Local Criminal Justice Boards
  • Victim Support Representatives
  • Counselling Services
  • Sexual Assault Support Centres and Specialists
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisors
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisors
  • Women’s Sector Practitioners
  • Criminal Justice Practitioners
  • Judges and Magistrates
  • Legal Professionals
  • Children’s Services and Families Services Officers
  • Social Workers and Social Services Officers
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practitioners
  • E-Crime Experts
  • Social Networking Providers
  • Internet Service Provider Executives
  • Youth Workers and Youth Offending Teams
  • Probation Officers
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Coordinators
  • Community Support Officers
  • Academics and Researchers

Alcohol Dependency and Misuse: Preventing Addiction and Aiding Those Affected by Dependency

Date of Event: Tuesday, June 8th 2021

Time of Event: 9:30 AM — 1:00 PM

Place of Event: Webinar

Key Speakers

Christian Wakeford MP, Chair of the APPG on Alcohol Harm
Dan Carden MP, Vice-Chair of the APPG on Alcohol Harm
Professor Jim Orford, Emeritus Professor of Clinical & Community Psychology at the Unviersity of Birmingham
Dr Tony Rao, Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College Hospital
Lucy Holmes, Director of Research and Policy at Alcohol Change


According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, by the end of the second lockdown, more than 8.4m people in England were drinking at higher-risk levels, up from 4.8m in February 2020. The British Liver Trust, one of the UK’s main charities dealing with the medical consequences of alcohol abuse, reported a 500% increase in calls to its helpline during the first lockdown. The number of alcohol driven anti-social behaviour incidents has also sharply increased over the last year. Alcohol dependency intersects with other pressing issues; 47% of those receiving alcohol dependency treatment live in the 30% most deprived areas, 54% also need mental health treatment, 19% of whom do not receive any. Alcohol misuse is also the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15 to 49 year-olds in the UK, and according to the Global Burden of Disease, alcohol is one of the top five risk factors that cause premature deaths in England. As pubs and bars reopen and as a recession takes hold, those at risk of alcohol dependencies will need further support.

In response, the government has announced plans to establish specialist Alcohol Care Teams (ACTs) over the next five years. A number of hospitals have already established such units and evidence shows that they have significantly reduced accident and emergency attendances, bed days, readmissions and ambulance callouts related to alcohol. Delivered in the 25% of the worst affected hospitals, this could prevent 50,000 admissions over five years. In December 2020, the government also announced support for rough sleepers with alcohol dependencies, with 43 areas across England receiving support from a £23 million fund, increasing to £52 million over the next two years. On a more local level, powers and responsibilities have been given to local areas to work with Public Health England (PHE) and assess alcohol-related needs. PHE have also sought to increase awareness about the harmful effects of alcohol dependence and the potential options to those who are vulnerable to addiction. Their ‘All Our Health’ campaign was introduced last year to help all health professionals understand what steps they can take and what resources they have at their disposal to reduce alcohol harm.

Nevertheless, critics continue to highlight the lack of funding for treatments and rehabilitation. Approximately, 82% of dependent drinkers are not accessing treatment and 31% of people in England drop out of treatment before successful completion. Studies also continually show a link between alcohol abuse, violence, domestic abuse and suicide. In 39% of violent incidents, it is believed the offender was under the influence of alcohol, and 45% of individuals who end their own life have a history of alcohol dependency. It has been suggested that price increases could be a way to discourage alcohol misuse – alcohol remains 74% more affordable compared to 1987 prices. Yet, even as alcohol has become 28% more expensive in the last decade, there has been little evidence to show that this has reduced alcohol dependency rates.

This symposium will offer community alcohol partnerships, local authorities, commissioning leads, mental health professionals, housing officers, police staff, public health practitioners and third sector organisations with a timely and invaluable opportunity to respond to the needs of alcohol dependent drinkers and share best practice on planning for future prevention and recovery.


  • Evaluate key changes in alcohol-related deaths over the last year and what has been learnt for the future of alcohol dependency treatment
  • Analyse how to deliver early interventions for individuals in ‘at risk’ groups
  • Discuss the successes of alcohol prevention programs as a means to decrease crime, improve health, and reduce hospital admissions locally
  • Consider the wider determinants of alcohol dependency and how this can shape future policy
  • Identify how to meet the needs of vulnerable people and communities, building resilience and minimising harm through effective safeguarding protocols
  • Share best practice on successfully raising awareness of alcohol related harm amongst at-risk groups
  • Consider how to design co-ordinated local policies promoting less risky behaviours
  • Explore strategies for combatting alcohol related mental health issues
  • Scrutinise the link between alcohol, domestic violence and abuse and respond appropriately
  • Explore how to improve partnership working between local authorities, the NHS, mental health services, Jobcentre Plus, providers of adult social care, local housing and criminal justice agencies
  • Identify ways to improve and enact strong enforcement licensing laws for shops, pubs and clubs

Who Should Attend?

  • Local Authorities and Councillors
  • The Health Sector
  • Public Health Sector Professionals
  • Licensing Portfolio Holders
  • Chairs of Licensing Committees and Licensing Committee Members
  • Heads of Licensing Departments
  • Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
  • Community Safety Managers
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Officers
  • Police Service
  • Heads of Community Safety Partnerships
  • Town Centre Managers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Accident and Emergency Departments
  • Domestic Violence Co-ordinators
  • Drug and Alcohol Action Teams
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Noise and Nuisance Officers
  • Health and Safety Officers
  • Fire Service
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • Licensed Premises
  • Unlicensed Premises
  • Beer, Pub and Club Industry
  • Charities, PTAs, Schools
  • Arts Centres
  • Theatre and Dance Groups
  • Local Event Organisers
  • Community Representatives
  • Music Industry
  • Cultural Development Stakeholders
  • Local Regeneration Stakeholders
  • Cultural and Sporting Development Organisations
  • Third Sector Practitioners

Exploring Sensory Awareness Training Day:

Over the last few years we have increasingly understood the impact of Sensory Processing Difficulties on Adults and Children, particularly, but not exclusively, those on the autistic spectrum.

Sensory Processing Difficulties are basic needs.  Understanding an individuals sensory profile means that we will be far better placed to minimise anxiety and enable someone to fulfil their potential.

This interactive course will give you a solid introduction to understanding and supporting people with sensory processing difficulties

In this course you will learn:

·       What is meant by Sensory Processing
·       What is meant by Sensory interrogation
·       The Eight Senses: 5 obvious and 3 hidden
·       What Hyper and Hypo Sensitivity is
·       How Hyper and Hypo Sensitivity presents
·       What Sensory overload is and the typical patterns of a crisis
·       Case study work – living with Sensory Processing Disorder

Date: Saturday 8th May 2021
Time: 09:30 – 13.00
Cost: £65 per attendee + VAT
Venue: Virtual
RSVP:  Abbie Read W: 01992535770 / M: 07544856695 to book your place

Kind Regards

Abbie Read
Training Administrator

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We are pleased to announce National Safeguarding Adolescents and Young Adults Conference which this year will focus on improving safeguarding practice: delivering a strengths based approach, transitional safeguarding, contextual safeguarding and complex safeguarding. Through national expert sessions and practical case studies the conference aims to bring together safeguarding leads working with adolescents and young people to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas you are facing in practice including supporting adolescents and young adults through and beyond COVID-19, and developing a strengths based approach to adolescent safeguarding.
Unable to attend the full day? Don’t worry all our virtual conferences are recorded, giving you the flexibility to dip in and out throughout the day and catch up with anything you miss later.
Find out more about virtual attendance.
“The social isolation we are all experiencing will be especially damaging to those young people leading traumatic lives with no escape valve; we need to keep this in mind as we turn our attention to post Covid. We are in danger of seeing a tidal wave of mental health issues in this cohort of children. Loneliness, lack of routine, increasing poverty levels, and living with parents struggling with their own mental health issues are causing difficulties for young people now and are likely to cause further problems in the aftermath of the pandemic… The next few months will be critical in terms of renewal and recovery for these young people.”

Lucy Butler, Executive Director of Children, Young People and Learning, West Sussex County Council February 2021

This conference will enable you to:
  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve adolescent and young adult safeguarding practice
  • Understand the national context of your safeguarding practice including responding to the challenges of COVID-19
  • Reflect on the lived experience with a particular focus on COVID-19
  • Understand how you can develop and embed a strengths based approach
  • Assess various Safeguarding Models
  • Understand adolescent development and risk
  • Develop your skills in transitional safeguarding, contextual safeguarding and complex safeguarding and in which situations they apply
  • Improve the transition from child to adult safeguarding: supporting support people across the life course
  • Develop a Contextual Safeguarding action plan: understanding the wider contexts of adolescent lives outside the family
  • Learn from multi-agency approaches to support child and adult victims of sexual exploitation
  • Reflect on the development of a Complex Safeguarding Hub to improve the response to criminal activity, or behaviour associated to criminality, involving vulnerable children/young people, where there is exploitation and/or a clear or implied safeguarding concern
  • Understanding adolescent thinking and attachment and improve your skills in working with adolescent people
  • Update your knowledge on current issues and identification of risk with regard to Gangs, Criminal Exploitation and Serious Youth Violence
  • Improve partnership with Police
  • Legal update – including information sharing and the new Liberty Protection Safeguards which will replace DoLS and now apply to 16-17 year olds
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
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Delegates attending the last conference said it would have a positive impact on patient care:
‘‘’I feel that I will be looking at contextual safeguarding within the organisation and how the transition from CAMHS to Adult services is handled’’
‘’Important sharing of best practice that I hope will be shared beyond the conference and inform practice/procedures.’’
‘’Loads of useful info to take back to my workplace and share with colleagues’’

For the latest developments in child protection and safeguarding, sign up to receive news from NSPCC Learning.

Group rates:

A 15% discount is available to all but the first person in a booking. We can offer increased discount rates for bookings of 5 or more, contact

Interested in Exhibiting?

This conference includes an exhibition for delegates to hear about, discover and takeaway details of new products and services.
Email or
Call Carolyn Goodbody on 01932 429933

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Cancellations – A refund, less a 20% administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received, in writing, at least 4 weeks before the conference. We regret that any cancellation after this cannot be refunded, and that refunds for failure to attend the conference cannot be made, but substitute delegates are welcome at any time. Healthcare Conferences UK Ltd, 8 Wilson Drive, Ottershaw, Surrey KT16 ONT. Company Reg No: 7696820

Featured digital courses

Mental health first aid (practical session)

Developed in collaboration with First Aid for Life, this mental health first aid training course will teach you how to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and help you develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone, whilst keeping yourself safe. We help you develop resilience, learn new ways to cope with stress, advise on sleeping better and equip you with a wealth of resources to be able to confidently help someone struggling with their mental health.

Dates: 22nd July or 14 October

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