Keeping our children safe: Training for the designated child protection lead

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Keeping our children safe: Training for the
designated child protection lead

Three sessions over three days:
04/11/2020 – 06/11/2020
09:30 – 12:30

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.

Join us online
We are offering a selection of courses online via the Zoom or MS Teams app.

Dealing with Uncooperative and hostile Parents: Focusing on Children

06/10/2020
09:30 – 12:30

The course will be looking at issues practitioners face in supporting children whose parents are uncooperative through Ambivalence, Avoidance, Confrontation or Violence. The issues will be explored and solutions sought so participants can go away with practical solutions to use in their practice. Issues of disguised compliance will be explored using examples from Serious Case Reviews and indicators explored for participants to take away for use in their work.

A Conversation on Wales’ Future

Wales faces a number of economic, political and societal challenges. From COVID-19, Brexit, the further devolution of powers, the growing conversation around independence, to sustainable development goals and the wellbeing of future generations, how Wales navigates these questions will be crucial for its future.

Join Carwyn Jones MS (former First Minister of Wales), Auriol Miller (Director of the Institute of Welsh Affairs), and Rachel Minto (Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University) as they analyse the trajectories and priorities that will characterise Welsh politics and policy over the next decade, with an opportunity to add to the discussion with your own questions.

This event is jointly presented by WISERD (Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data) and Wales Centre for Public Policy.

Safeguarding Children from Abuse Linked to Culture or Religion

17/09/2020
09:30 – 12:30

This half day course will consider ‘honour’ based violence and other harmful traditional practices that affect children and young people, including female genital mutilation, forced/early marriage, ‘honour ‘ violence and abuse linked to the belief in witchcraft. The course will also touch on lesser known issues such as son preference, bride price, infanticide and traditional health practices that may be seen as harmful within a Western context.

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.

DECIPHer Zoom forum with The Children’s Society

DECIPHer Zoom forum with Richard Crellin and Tom Davies, The Children’s Society

Latest findings from the Good Childhood Research Programme on children’s subjective well-being and exploring children’s well-being measurement across the UK

21 October 2020, 11am to 12pm

Notes on the forum:

In this session, The Children’s Society’s Richard Crellin, Policy Manager, and Tom Davies, Children and Families Policy Advisor for Wales, will discuss their research programme into children’s subjective well-being.

There will be a particular focus on measures of cognitive well-being (see, for example, Huebner, 1991) and the development of the Good Childhood Index (see The Children’s Society, 2010).

Then, using a range of research and practice case studies, they will explore how primary research into children’s subjective well-being has informed public policy debates and the organisation’s work with children and young people over the last decade and how well-being could continue to inform policy and practice in the coming decade.

To register for the Zoom forum, please email Nicola Trigg (triggn@cardiff.ac.uk).

Please contact organiser Ed Janes with any queries (JanesE3@cardiff.ac.uk).


Notes from The Children’s Society:

The Children’s Society supports vulnerable young people, from around 10 years old, who are living in complicated circumstances and often dealing with many different challenges. Through specialist services, we focus on improving well-being by listening closely to what young people tell us they need, and advocating with them to improve the situation. Our work covers a range of issues including going missing, exploitation, immigration issues, mental health, substance misuse and young carers.

Alongside our direct work to improve children’s lives we are also committed to changing the systems and structures that hinder young people getting the support they need and reaching their potential.
We do this through our research, policy work and public campaigning to improve children’s lives.

The children’s subjective well-being research is led by senior researcher Dr Louise Moore who is supported by researcher Dr Alex Turner. Charlotte Rainer is our policy officer, working closely with local and national decision makers to ensure our work has impact, with Tom Davies supporting us to do this in Wales. Richard Crellin leads the team.


Notes from DECIPHer:

DECIPHer brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to tackle public health issues such as mental health and well-being, positive social relationships, diet and nutrition, physical activity and tobacco, alcohol and drugs, with a particular focus on developing and evaluating multi-level system approaches that will have an impact on the
health and well-being of children and young people.


DECIPHer is a member of SPARK | SBARC, Cardiff University’s Social Science Research Park.

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.

Registration:

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

Laura Johnstone
National Manager for The Scholars Programme
laura.johnstone@thebrilliantclub.org

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