Look out for our first joint venture with BASPCAN at their September conference.  Entitled “Getting It Right First Time….? Early Intervention and Prevention”, the conference will take place on Friday 9th September 2011 at Warwick University.

Looking at the latest evidence about effective intervention and prevention in the early years and for adolescents, the conference will draw together learning about proven programmes and innovation in practice, looking at successful targeting and outreach work and at building resilience in families and children. It will feature keynote sessions by two of the leading experts in this field, with panel discussions and workshops making the link between evidence and practice.
The conference is expected to attract practitioners and policy makers from local authorities and agencies in all sectors working with families and children.

Workshops will be held in two sessions and will include an interactive presentation from Sarah Goodall of The Athena Programme. Sarah will be facilitating a workshop to explore the crucial issue of early intervention in safeguarding children and young people.  She will be highlighting evidence that points to increased positive outcomes for children and young people who have access to early intervention services.  Sarah will be introducing the concept of making child protection real by using creativity and innovation to bring the experience of the child to the forefront of safeguarding practice.  Her workshop will focus on taking a new and fresh approach to safeguarding in the wake of Eileen Munro’s review of Child Protection.

Early intervention and prevention have a key role to play in reducing the incidence of abuse and emotional and physical neglect, family breakdown and social exclusion and to support children and young people achieving their potential. There is a clear emphasis from central government on the systematic use of early intervention and prevention services both to improve families’ resilience and to secure long-term savings in public expenditure. This is a strong theme across policy areas as seen in Graham Allen MP’s review of early intervention, Eileen Munro’s review of child protection, the public health reforms, the SEN green paper and the schools white paper. This conference is about developing early intervention and prevention services that work – services that can prove their worth in a challenging economic climate of streamlining and payment by results.

Keynote Speakers at the conference will be Professor Jane Barlow- Professor of Public Health in the Early Years, University of Warwick and Professor Stephen Scott – Professor of Child Health and Behaviour at Kings College.

The fee for attending the conference includes Workshops, Panel Discussions, lunch and refreshments.

For more information on booking, visit:

http://www.baspcan.org.uk/calendar.php