Supported by Waltham Forest

Multi-Agency Conference on Adult Neglect and Child Neglect using a Think Family approach


Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00 - 16:00


Walthamstow Assembly Hall (AH / Assembly Hall), Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF


Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board


This multi-agency conference is hosted by the four strategic partnership boards Safeguarding Adults Board, WF Safeguarding Children Board, SafetyNet and Health and Wellbeing Board.


What is Adult Neglect and Child Neglect: Neglect of children and adults takes many different forms and can range in severity. All forms of neglect impact on the lives of adults and children. Neglect can be by parents, family members, carers, and professionals. And some adults self-neglect.

Who should attend: All frontline practitioners and managers who work with adults children and families who are in need of help, support and protection from early help, through to targeted, specialist and statutory services covering issues such as child and adult safeguarding, mental health, substance and alcohol misuse, learning disabilities etc.

Purpose: to launch the new adult self-neglect policy and the child neglect guidance and learn together what this means for how we all work with adults, children and their families (including intergenerational/all adult families) and what we need to change about our individual practice to make this work.

Speakers confirmed: Suzy Braye, Emerita Professor of Social Work at the University of Sussex whose research into self-neglect dates from 2010 and Jenny Molloy, BASW England Patron an author and a motivational speaker. Jenny spent most of her childhood in care, and will talk about her own personal experience of neglect

- The local picture of what adult and child neglect looks like in Waltham Forest

- Taking part in interactive workshops in multi-agency groups exploring the many issues of neglect and how we can improve our approach and practice

- Networking opportunity with practitioners from across all sectors and services

- Lunch provided

Attendance counts towards HCPC post-registration and continuous professional development and is Safeguarding Children Level 3 Training.

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