How safe are our children? conference 2017

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

Early bird and flexible ticket options available

Our flagship conference for child protection professionals returns for its 5th year this summer.

We'll be there to speak out for children. Will you?

How safe are our children? 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.

Over the course of the 2 days you'll hear from sector leaders as they share their innovations and solutions to help better protect children. You'll also hear from leading politicians as well as young people themselves.

Benefits of attending

Our sell-out conference brings you the opportunity to:

Be inspired by innovative speakers
You'll hear about key child protection trends and find out about effective practices from both national and international sector leaders.

Explore a range of topics
Over 2 days, you'll get the chance to explore different topics through hands-on workshops, lively debates, keynote presentations and panel discussions.

Take advantage of our affordable packages
You can put your training budget to good use with our flexible ticket offer. This year delegates can take advantage of 1 or 2 day tickets, along with fantastic early bird rates.

Build your network
With 400+ delegates attending, you can network with like-minded professionals as well as influencers.

Conference agenda

Our key themes for this year's conference are:

  • Child safety online
  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and place based transformation
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Creativity and ending abuse.

Download the conference agenda (PDF)

CPD accreditation

Our How safe are our children? conference is CPD certified.


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Venue information

This year's conference will be held at London's QEII Centre.

Full details on location, travel information, accommodation and accessibility can be found on the QEII Centre website.

Booking information

This year we are delighted to offer early bird ticket offers and flexible ticket options:

Day 1: Wednesday 21 June 2017

Early bird ticket: £149 valid before 10 March 2017, £199 after this date.

Day 1 and day 2: Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June 2017

Early bird ticket: £199, valid before 10 March 2017, £249 after this date.

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How safe are our children? research reports

How safe are our children? 2016

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2016.
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How safe are our children? 2015

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2015.
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How safe are our children? 2014

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2014.
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How safe are our children? 2013

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2013.
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How safe are our children? 2016 delegate conference presentations

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