This one day masterclass, facilitated by Glenys Hurst Robson, Associate Facilitator, The Athena Programme will support you to develop your role and responsibility as a Designated Safeguarding Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead/Named Professional for safeguarding in your organisation. It will enable you to understand one or both of the Child and Adult abuse investigation processes under Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and/or the Care Act 2014. It will raise your awareness of current risks and how to utilise a range of tools and audits to manage regulatory compliance and help mitigate exposure during Serious Case Reviews and/or Serious Adult Reviews.
This course will connect emotionally with your safeguarding core. It will stimulate and support you as you reflect on the key responsibilities of the role and how these relate to your organisational context. Against a backdrop of current safeguarding legislation (Children Act 2004, Care Act 2014) it will help you examine your own role and the roles of others in the multi-agency world of protecting and supporting children and adults at risk.
Alternative Date: Friday 23rd July 2021
For the full programme content and to book either date visit www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/masterclass-designated-safeguarding-officer-training
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This conference will enable you to:
- Understand the purpose, importance and role of the Designated Safeguarding Officer / Lead for safeguarding children and adults at risk
- Explore the emotional impact from the disclosure of abuse
- Explore the roles and responsibilities of other Safeguarding partners.
- Understand how to respond to those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and identify ways in which the Designated Safeguarding Officer can support staff and work with partners e.g.HR, LADO, DBS.
- How to manage and support staff through the process of allegations/and or disclosures / whistleblowing.
- Understand and explore in-depth your organisations safeguarding policies and procedures.
- Understand how your own values and beliefs can affect your role and responsibilities as a DSO exploring the emotional dimensions of safeguarding work for you and your workforce.
- Identify and understand the barriers to reporting and effective information sharing.
- To explore the difficult decisions to be made and the people they need to be made with.
- Understand how other Safeguarding Arrangements impact on Safeguarding, i.e. MARAC, MAPPA, Prevent Duty, FGM Duty, contextual safeguarding etc.
- To act as a source of support, advice and expertise within the organisation and liaising with relevant agencies and reviews e.g. SCR’s and SAR’s
- Action planning section for development of Designated Safeguarding Officer teams
We hope you are able to attend and look forward to seeing you either virtually or in-person.
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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
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
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
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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.
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“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
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’’
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