The latest government figures show that there was a 24% reduction in the number of children being put forward for adoption in the year leading up to March 2015. The Prime Minister stated in November 2015 that: ‘It is a tragedy that there are still too many children waiting to be placed with a loving family.’
This timely symposium will be critical for delegates to engage with the newly available funding for schools and clinical commissioning groups as well as to better understand the government proposals for transforming access and delivery of services in mental health services and provisions available in schools.
For Mental Health Awareness Week, this event will bring together leading figures from the worlds of mental health and education
Preventing abuse, improving children's services and reforming social work.
This conference focuses on improving services and outcomes for people who self harm. The conference opens with a presentation from a lived experience perspective of how we can improve services, build understanding and encourage people to talk about self harm.
Bringing together key policymakers and stakeholders, including local authorities, primary schools and childcare providers, this timely conference will examine key issues for the implementation of Government’s Childcare Bill, shortly after it is expected to gain Royal assent.
Set to take place a year after the release of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce’s ‘Future in Mind’ report, this forum will examine and discuss the challenges ahead in delivering effective and compassionate mental health services for children and young people.
With Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) now classified as a “national threat”, the onus is on all professionals working with children and young people to be alert to young victims, perpetrators and those at risk of abuse and exploitation.