Safeguarding Children Conference - 'A Contemporary View'

The University of Plymouth, Faculty of Health & Social Work is hosting a conference in March 2008 dedicated to Safeguarding children. This will be held in the Sherwell Centre, University of Plymouth and will focus on topical and contemporary issues within the safeguarding children field.

Any professional working with children including the police, social services, probation service, health service, education, voluntary organisations and charities will benefit from attending this conference.

Government report and policy expectations demand that safeguarding children is high on all professional agenda's and it is a key objective that we become more effective at identifying children at risk and protect them from harm.

The conference will include a number of key note speakers who are leading national figures from within the safeguarding children field who will offer their knowledge on how professionals can act appropriately and effectively.

Rachel Carter, Lecturer in Child Nursing at the University of Plymouth, commented, "The conference is an exciting opportunity for those who are involved or interact in some way with children in a variety of sectors and organisations. It will give individuals the opportunity to contribute to a topical area of focus with a great potential to come away with some really valuable information and understanding that we can all inject into our own practice', when asked about the key note speakers Rachel said 'we are so lucky to be inviting such high profile speakers who in their own areas of expertise offer a great deal knowledge to this area."

For more details contact the Faculty of Health & Social Work, University of Plymouth on + 44 (0)1752 586746, or e-mail

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