Highland Child Protection Conference 2015

Café Conversation: ‘Understanding and Considering Vulnerability and Risk in Practice’

Friday 27th November 2015, Inverness, 10am-4pm

This event is targeted at practitioners who work with children, young people and parents in both statutory and non-statutory sectors in Highland. This includes those working in both Child and Adult Services.

There will be opportunities to discuss the long term impact of childhood experiences, the needs of children, young people and adults affected by exploitation, abuse and neglect, understanding and assessing parental capacity. Conversations will focus on identifying and working with vulnerability and risk factors in order to provide the most effective support at the right time for individuals and families. Participants will have numerous opportunities to share good practice and exchange ideas. A marketplace showcasing local services will be available throughout the day and the event will highlight current key priorities for child protection in Highland.

The event will include key note presentations and discussions in relation to a  number of key areas including:
·        Child Sexual Exploitation – identification, engagement, disruption and support
·        Working with Parental Substance Misuse/Domestic Abuse and Mental Ill-health
·        Working with Self-harm and Suicidal Ideation

Further details and full programme will be available shortly following confirmation of the Chair and Key Note Speaker.

The Conference is free of charge and a light lunch will be provided. However, please note that the Committee does have a charging policy of £30 for non-attendance.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. However, in order to ensure full representation from statutory and third sector organisations, we can only guarantee two places per team/organisation. NB: Places do tend to fill quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please complete and return the HCP Conference Booking Form 2015 as soon as possible but no later than Friday 30th October 2015 to [email protected]

Lorraine Rose, Training and Development Officer
CALA/KCS (Keeping Children Safe)