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Safeguarding Adolescents and Young Adults

Wed, 24 Apr 2024

Virtual, Online

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We are pleased to announce National Safeguarding Adolescents and Young Adults Conference which this year will focus on improving safeguarding practice: delivering a strengths based approach, trauma informed safeguarding, contextual safeguarding and complex safeguarding.  There is a focus through the day on understanding the context in which young people and adolescents live their lives. Through national expert sessions and practical case studies the conference aims to bring together safeguarding leads working with adolescents and young people to understand current issues and the national context, address risks faced by vulnerable adolescents and to debate and discuss key issues and areas you are facing in practice in supporting adolescents and young adults.

The conference will address the need for specific services and support tailored age appropriately to adolescents and young people who are at risk of falling in the gap between child and adult services.

The conference will also focus on developing an action plan for contextual safeguarding in working with adolescents addressing the context in which young people and adolescents live their lives.

A strengths-based approach (SBA) to social care focuses on identifying the strengths, or assets, as well as the needs and difficulties of children, young people and families.


What we’ve learned this year is that now, more than ever, we need to ensure we engage in trauma-informed practice; we need to recognise what people have been through and not see safeguarding incidents as isolated problems, because that doesn’t help individuals or communities move forward. Trauma-informed practice helps us understand the necessity of working with others to address fundamental issues and bring about healing, restoration and change. This principle lies at the heart of our safeguarding practice, and it applies to every professional.

NHS Safeguarding Annual Report 2022

 This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve adolescent and young adult safeguarding practice

  • Understand the national context of your safeguarding practice 

  • Reflect on the lived experience 

  • Understand how you can develop and embed a strengths based approach

  • Assess various Safeguarding Models

  • Understand adolescent development and risk

  • Explore the context in which young adults and adolescents live their lives 

  • Develop your skills in transitional safeguarding, contextual safeguarding, trauma informed safeguarding and complex safeguarding and in which situations they apply

  • Improve the transition from child to adult safeguarding: supporting support people across the life course

  • Develop a Contextual Safeguarding action plan: understanding the wider contexts of adolescent lives outside the family

  • Ensure the risks faced by vulnerable adolescents are addressed 

  • Learn from multi-agency approaches to support child and adult victims of sexual exploitation

  • Reflect on the development of a Complex Safeguarding Hub to improve the response to criminal activity, or behaviour associated to criminality, involving vulnerable children/young people, where there is exploitation and/or a clear or implied safeguarding concern

  • Risk assessment and interventions in adolescent safeguarding regarding harmful sexual behaviour

  • Update your knowledge on current issues and identification of risk with regard to Gangs, Criminal Exploitation and Serious Youth Violence

  • Improve partnership with Police

  • Legal update – including information sharing and the new Liberty Protection Safeguards which will replace DoLS and now apply to 16-17 year olds

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

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

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(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.

Also of Interest

Supporting Organisations

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