Safeguarding children living in families where parents need support
A one-day conference
Date: 10 May 2006
Venue: NSPCC National Training Centre, Leicester
About the conference
Being a parent is a challenge for everyone. Add parental substance misuse, parental mental health issues, domestic violence, poverty and disability into the mix and the challenges of meeting parenting responsibilities are far greater. Supporting parents to meet these challenges will reduce the risk of abuse and neglect to the children in their care. So what are those needs and how can they best be supported? The aim of this conference is to improve practice around engaging and supporting parents who have their own needs in order to help safeguard children. It is an opportunity to learn from parents about what intervention works and how services, from their perspective, can be improved; as well as hear from professionals who are delivering best practice services to parents and their children.
Speakers at the event
Beverley Hughes MP, Minister of State (Children, Young People and Families) invited
Janet Snell, Deputy Editor, Community Care
Dr Sarah Gorin, Senior Researcher, NSPCC
Amy Weir, Children’s Services Consultant
Simone Baker, Disabled Parents Network
Ms Nicola Harwin CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Aid Federation
Who Should Attend
Those working in and responsible for child protection, or working with families where parents are experiencing domestic violence, mental illness, poverty, disability and alcohol and substance misuse; policy makers and opinion formers.