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Latest news for 22 April 2014

BASPCAN is calling for abstracts for its 2015 Congress New directions in child protection and well-being: making a real difference to children's lives. The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2014.
Source: BASPCAN

Disorganised attachment and child protection: with Professor David Shemmings
This conference, organised by BASPCAN, takes place in Edinburgh on 6 June 2014.
Source: BASPCAN

Reforms to the family justice system in England and Wales came into force on the 22 April 2014. Implemented reforms include: the introduction of a 26 week time limit for care proceedings and compulsory family mediation information meetings for separating parents.
Source: Gov.uk 22 April 2014
Further information:
   BBC Online  22 April 2014

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland are looking for facilitator-led groups of children and young people and parents to be involved in a campaign to raise awareness around Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Interested groups should contact Louise Murphy. The engagement exercise will be completed by the 29 May 2014.
Source: The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland

The Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London has an article in the American Journal of Psychiatry on the longterm impact of childhood bullying. Findings include: British adults who were bullied in their childhood remained at greater risk of poor social, health, and economic outcomes decades after exposure.
Source: American Journal of Psychiatry  18 April 2014
Further information:
   Adult health outcomes of childhood bullying victimization: evidence from a five-decade longitudinal British birth cohort (PDF). 18 April 2014
   Kings College London: press release 18 April 2014

The Give ‘n’ Get project: how young people understand sexual consent
This free seminar, organised by The Faculty Advanced Institute for Research (FAIR), takes place on 20 May 2014 in London.
Source: Eventbrite