How safe are our children? conference 2017


QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE


Our annual How safe are our children? conference provides child protection professionals with the opportunity to debate, question and share insights about the latest strategies, policies and programmes to prevent child abuse and protect children.

The 2017 event was attended by over 400 people who work in various areas of child protection including social work, education, health and criminal justice. It was also the launch event for the How safe are our children? 2017 report, the most comprehensive overview of child protection in the UK.

Keynote speeches at the 2017 conference included Drusilla Sharpling CBE, panel member on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, and Nancy Mannix, Patron and Chair of the Palix Foundation, founder of the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative. We also welcomed Sara Rowbotham, councillor in Rochdale and former sexual health worker who exposed the grooming scandal, and James Rhodes, classical pianist and author of Instrumental.

Details about next year's conference will be added to this page shortly.

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