Identifying Risk, Building Resilience and Catching Pokémon
This event is open to branch delegates and individual members wishing to attend.
This three day conference which will provide delegates with an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate the key issues and challenges faced by practitioners on the frontline in delivering a high quality service for children and young people with other workers across the sector.
Both Friday and Sunday conference sessions will focus on union internal business including conference motions, committee reports and elections with all conference sessions on Saturday being focused on professional issues, training and development opportunities delivered via a range of workshops, plenaries, and expert panels examining and discussing many of the key issues and challenges facing practitioners on the frontline.
The event will provide delegates with an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate the key issues and challenges faced in delivering a high quality service that provides children and young people with the best possible start in life.
We are creating a programme geared to advancing the occupational and professional development of professionals working with children and young people. This will be delivered through a range of workshops, plenaries, and expert panels
Some of the key topics for discussion include:
Services for children and young people: Is it just down to a postcode lottery?
A mental health crisis for young people: How to improve your practice by supporting healthy minds, .
Identifying risk: How young people are being overlooked when we talk about sexual exploitation Professional Seminar presented by the Children's Society
A licence to practice: The need for a professional identity
Unpolitical or just ignored? : Why and how do we best engage young people in social action
Stigmatised or Protected? : What does the Prevent strategy do for our young people? Professional seminar presented by the National Union fo Teachers
Building resilience: How do we keep children and young people safe in such a dangerous world?
This event will be of particular interest to Youth Workers; Playworkers; Early Intervention Workers; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS); Family Support Workers, Outreach Workers, YOT Workers, NEET workers; Health professionals in child and adolescent health and local government elected members with responsibility for services for children and young people.