The Bessborough Centre is excited to announce a one day conference taking place in February 2017. This event, on the subject of working within the area of child protection and welfare will explore a myriad of key issues related to professional practice in a complex environment. Specifically, the conference is an opportunity for participants to engage with learning from areas such as Domestic Violence, Child Death Reviews; and family contact for children within the care system and the sensitive area of supervised access. Furthermore, the issue of systemic failures will be explored constructively in the context of the implications for children, families, wider society and those working within the area of child protection and welfare.
The conference will be of interest to social workers, policy makers, researchers, legal professionals, social care workers, those working in the regulatory services, students and anyone with an interest in the field of child protection and welfare.
The conference is delighted to welcome Dr Sharon Shoesmith, author of ‘Learning from Baby P: The Politics of Blame, Fear and Denial’. Sharon will be joined by other key note speakers, Professor Helen Buckley and Dr Stephanie Holt. Presentations will also be given by Practitioners and participants will have the opportunity to update their knowledge, network and to partake in key debates and discussion on the day.