Keeping Our Children Safe

15/09/2020 – 17/09/2020
09:30 – 12:30

JOIN US ONLINE: We are offering a selection of courses online via the Zoom or MS Teams app.

All children have the right to live lives free from abuse and neglect but recent events highlight, yet again, how difficult it can be for so many adults to recognise, and act on concerns about the safety or welfare of a child. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that all organisations concerned with children should work towards what’s best for each child.

Building a positive future for young people’s mental health

Date: 17 September 2020
Time: 17:30 – 18:00

This virtual event, hosted by Cardiff University, will explore research into anxiety and depression in young people. Professor Simon Murphy, Director of DECIPHer, will be speaking on the role of schools in supporting young people’s mental health.

The Brilliant Club: Working with parents & carers to make access to university fair for young people

In the UK today, there is an entrenched link between a pupil’s background and their access to higher education. The UCAS Equality measure shows that 1 in 4 of the most advantaged quintile of English 18-year olds enter highly selective universities, compared to only 1 in 50 pupils from the most disadvantaged quintile.

The Brilliant Club is a UK-wide charity that aims to make access to university fair for all young people. We work with schools and universities across the UK. The charity exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities.

On the 14th and 17th of September we will be hosting a free virtual event to talk with parents and carers about their thoughts, concerns, and experiences with supporting young people who are considering their post-school options. The events will involve a brief introduction to the charity and the work we currently do, before splitting up into smaller groups to have an informal discussion about support for parents and carers of school-aged students regarding making decisions about attending university. There are no requirements to discuss anything you are uncomfortable with, and no one will be put on the spot to answer specific questions.


If you are interested in attending, please register at Eventbrite.

Laura Johnstone
National Manager for The Scholars Programme

Find out more about The Brilliant Club:
Twitter: @BrilliantClub
Website: Brilliant Club

International virtual conference: A call to action to change child welfare

Kempe Center International Virtual Conference:
A call to action to change child welfare
October 5-8, 2020

For more than 40 years, ISPCAN and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect have shared a mission to end child maltreatment in all of its forms. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic shining a light on disparities and inequities around the globe, we have partnered on this first-of-its-kind virtual conference that will bring together professionals across disciplines who want to create and mobilize change in child welfare and improve outcomes for families worldwide. 

Organized to create community, connections, and relationships and to encourage curiosity and challenging traditional structures and ideas, we invite you to join those with lived experience; child welfare practitioners, supervisors, and administrators; legal, mental health, and medical professionals; community and neighborhood leaders; researchers; policymakers; advocates; and other thought leaders from around the worldexpected to be 1,500 strong—in re-envisioning child welfare and how you can be a change agent in your nations and communities. Let’s get to work!

Conference highlights

  • More than 250 sessions that showcase new and transformational ideas
  • Sessions offered in three, 6-hour blocks each day, to allow for all time zones to participate
  • Presenters from around the world, including ISPCAN Councilors Dr. Rajeev Seth and Dr. Jordan Greenbaum
  • Innovative format including opening sessions, discussion groups, workshops, conversation circles, and media circles

To learn more about the program and pricing, visit the conference  website: If you have any questions about the conference, contact