15th January 2019 - 15th January 2019 at 10:00 am

This event has been postponed – new date to be advised.

We apologise for any disappointment  and the new date will be announced shortly.


Speakers (order of presenting)

Enid Hendry, BASPCAN

Willma King, Head of Childline Learning and Development

Michael Murphy, University of Salford

Almudena Lara, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, NSPCC

Professor Jane Reeves, Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent.

WendyThorogood, Designated Nurse Consultant, NHS Dorset CCG

Pat Branigan, Development and Impact Manager, NSPCC

Carly Adams Elias, Organisational Lead for Exploitation, Safer London

The award ceremony will include Sue Gower, the 2018 winner of the award and this years 3 finalists.

Speakers profiles can be viewed here.


Why you should attend

This is a unique opportunity for all those involved in designing or delivering child protection training and continuing professional development, for various audiences, to update and refresh their knowledge on both child protection and on developments in relation to training methodologies and resources. You will have the opportunity to enhance your effectiveness, make links with other trainers and exchange learning from practice. You will also hear from an expert by experience of her survival in the face of sexual exploitation. We assist the learning of others better when confident, knowledgeable and creative and this requires space for our own learning and reflection and the opportunity to learn from others.

This year’s conference has a twin focus on dealing with disruptive change and on various manifestations of sexual violence against children and the implications of these for training. It will conclude with the award ceremony to recognise the NSPCC and BASPCAN Trainer of the year.


Aims and objectives

  • To consider major disruptors that challenge training on child protection and how they can be constructively embraced
  • To explore different manifestations of sexual violence against children in
  • the 21st century and the implications for training
  • To update on research, policy and practice developments affecting child protection training across the UK
  • To support networking between trainers
  • To celebrate excellence in training and announce the winner of the Child Protection Trainer of the Year Award 2019


The conference is relevant to those providing child protection training within any setting, for work with children, young people and their families.

This is a unique opportunity for all those involved in designing or delivering child protection training, for various audiences, to update and refresh their knowledge, build their effectiveness and network with other trainers.

Please contact BASPCAN at conferences@baspcan.org.uk or 01904 613605 if you have any queries.



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