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Identifying & Responding to Child Neglect

Tuesday 18 Oct 2022


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This conference focuses on improving the recognition, assessment and response to child neglect. 

Neglect is defined as “The persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development. Neglect may occur during pregnancy as a result of maternal substance abuse. Once a child is born, neglect may involve a parent or carer failing to: a. provide adequate food, clothing and shelter (including exclusion from home or abandonment) b. protect a child from physical and emotional harm or danger c. ensure adequate supervision (including the use of inadequate caregivers) d. ensure access to appropriate medical care or treatment It may also include neglect of, or unresponsiveness to, a child’s basic emotional needs.” Working together to Safeguard Children HM Government 

“All staff should be aware of indicators of abuse and neglect (see below), understanding that children can be at risk of harm inside and outside of the school/college, inside and outside of home and online. Exercising professional curiosity and knowing what to look for is vital for the early identification of abuse and neglect so that staff are able to identify cases of children who may be in need of help or protection.”

Keeping children safe in education, Department of Education 2022

“It is important for children to receive the right help at the right time to address 138 safeguarding risks and prevent issues escalating and to promote children’s welfare. Research and serious case reviews have repeatedly shown the dangers of failing to take effective and immediate action. Examples of poor practice includes failing to act on and refer the early signs of abuse and neglect.”

Keeping children safe in education, Department of Education 2022

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to safeguard children from neglect
  • Learn from the lived experience of child neglect
  • Reflect on national developments and learning 
  • Improve the training and education of frontline staff to examine and question marked changes in children and young people’s behaviour or emotional state
  • Implement an effective multi agency framework for child neglect
  • Develop your skills in identifying and understanding child neglect
  • Understand how you can improve support for children and improve identification in education 
  • Identify key strategies for effective intervention – delivering a model of assessment, child – centred interventions and measures of outcome
  • Understand the long-term impact of neglect on children physical, educational and emotional development
  • Improve record keeping & information sharing in child safeguarding
  • Improve support and intervention for parents 
  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest legal issues and developments
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

Chair and Speakers Include:

Mr Ian Winter CBE

Independent Consultant Health & Social Care and Former Independent Chair, Barking & Dagenham Safeguarding Children Board

Ella Savell-Boss

NSPCC Accredited Safeguarding Trainer

Carla Thomas

Child and Family Training UK

Carol Jolliffe

Child and Family Training UK

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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