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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