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.
Keynote speeches, plenary panels and workshops will cover the most recent developments in policy and cutting-edge practice from across the UK.
- Nancy Mannix, Patron and Chair of the Palix Foundation, founder of the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
- Professor Mark Bellis, Public Health Wales Chief Inspector John Wainwright, South Wales Police
- Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Children England
- Sue Ravenlaw, Head of Equality and Safeguarding, FA
- Leon Feinstein, Director of Evidence at the Children’s Commissioner’s Office
- Dez Holmes, Director, Research in Practice
- Alison Michalska, Vice President, ADCS and Corporate Director of Children and Adults Nottingham City Council
- Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families
- Drusilla Sharpling CBE, panel member on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
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)
This year we are delighted to offer flexible ticket options:
Wednesday 21 June 2017: £199
Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June 2017: £249
How safe are our children? research reports
How safe are our children? 2016
How safe are our children? 2015
How safe are our children? 2014
How safe are our children? 2013
How safe are our children? 2016 delegate conference presentations
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